How Apropos

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Did anyone watch Grey’s Anatomy last night? In the midst of my nanny search, was it really necessary to include a storyline about a nanny backing over a child with the SUV?

And to make matters worse, the child ONLY wants the nanny to comfort her in the hospital? And not her own mom? Who doesn’t even know HER CHILD’S BLOOD TYPE?! OR HER FAVORITE LULLABY? BECAUSE SHE CHOSE TO WORK OVER TAKING CARE OF HER CHILD?!

IS THIS A GLIMPSE INTO MY FUTURE?! Sweet Jebus ABC, could you make me feel any shittier?

I can see it now, Wito scraping his knee and calling out to Marta/Amalia/Heather/Emily/Amy (all fine candidates, might I add).

I better go figure out my child’s blood type.



COMMENTS (19)

Comments

  1. Do whatever works for your family. There’s a way to have a career and still be a good mom. I think the family on Grey’s Anatomy last night was the extreme.
    People forget that part of being a good parent is taking care of yourself. If that means having a career (for you), than that’s what you need to do.

  2. i thought about you when i was watching it. it will all work out, remember you will be at home more than a crazed lawyer trying to make partner.

  3. I am an avid Grey’s watcher and last night during the show I was scrolling through my blog routine, checking in on all my favortites. I stopped and checked in on your nanny search and started laughing because I thought “oh, man, I hope Whoorl isn’t watching this. Yikes!” Sure enough- the episode has scarred you. Poor thing. Alas, find comfort in the idea that you hardly ever (um, I don’t think I ever have) hear about nanny’s running over their charges in real life. I think you’re safe. Um, hopefully. I dunno, you California drivers!

  4. *OMG, totally panicking because I don’t know my child’s blood type*

  5. I actually had my older son’s blood drawn, specifically for a blood typing (this was before he was having surgery, to find out if we could donate in case he required it…) and do I remember it today?
    NO.
    So neither does my nanny.

  6. Gah! You must remember that Grey’s is a distorted and dramatic version of reality (which is why we love it so). Anders will always cry out for you first, because you’re the momma, and a great one at that.

  7. You’re probably having pre-separation anxiety. I remember feeling soooo guilty going back to work, even though my own Mom watched my Son.

    I think it’s totally natural to worry that a care-giver will have more influence over your child than you will. But just remember that there’s nothing stronger than a Mother’s love for her baby! And Anders love for you!

    Trust your instincts. :O)

  8. Yes! I’m still in the running!

  9. I don’t even know my own blood type! It was a good episode, but don’t fret about the nanny. I’m sure you’ll find someone good soon.

  10. YIKES.
    it doesn’t have to be like that. :) no way.

    my sis-in-law has a nanny and her daughter still wants to go to her for hugs and love. you and anders will be cool.

  11. I only know my child’s blood type because both Geoff and I are O type blood and I had to have a Rho Gam shot during pregnancy & after giving birth. Don’t beat yourself up about it.

    On a better note, I just hit the grand opening of the OKC Sephora with your sister. She actually bought a couple of things – I was shocked!

  12. I thought of you (I just watched it now) and please, just PLEASE: no. That will not be you. First of all, you are sane. Second of all, NO. You will be there! Look, kids do it all the time, and that kind of thing just does NOT HAPPEN.

    And finally, I don’t know my own blood type, much less any spawn of mine.

  13. I don’t know my daughter’s blood type – Heck, I only figured out my OWN blood type about a year ago!! It’s not the type of thing that most people NEED to know!

    Also – my mom did the working mother thing, and I enjoyed my various childcare providers and I NEVER, not ONCE, thought to myself “I’m hurt/unhappy, I want my babysitter”. Hope that makes you feel better.

  14. that will not be your reality.

    hey, on grey’s anatomy they do all sorts of stuff that doesn’t gel with reality- like have heartwarming talks down by the water. not many seattle-ites do such a thing. i’m just saying! it will all be ok.

    i don’t even know my own blood type. d’oh.

  15. I thought of you when I watched it and hoped it didn’t freak you out – you’ll actually be home in the evenings.

    Oh, and I think Emily is a great name, so she’d likely be a great nanny :)

  16. That nanny was a freak of nature, because no one seems to know their kids blood type. I hope to never need to know that because that would mean bad stuff was happening.

    Not a good time to see something like that, but with the charts your keeping, I don’t see you as the type to not know where Anders is at all times. That mom was not watching her kid.

    Best of luck with your search.

  17. I don’t watch Grey’s but sounds to me like they were just honing in on every mothers worst nightmare.

    But, leaving your child in the care of someone you don’t know is a very scary thing. Personally I couldn’t do it – but I know that the way I view it isn’t the standard way.

    I am interested to know why you chose to stay home. but if it is a personal thing, I understand. :)

  18. I’m trying to visit as many of the NaBloPoMo blogs as I can and I thought I’d say hi, I liked your blog.. :) Well I don’t have kids, I have cats which are like my kids, and as Angella said, I would have trouble leaving my cats with someone I didn’t know. They’re indoor only cats. I’ve lost too many cats to snakes and car accidents. I freaked out when the real estate person would not delay an inspection and I could not be there due to being delayed, I rang the real estate agents and *begged* them to please, put it off for an hour till I could be there and make sure the cats didn’t get out. They refused, telling me that the woman had many appointments and had to do things in a certain order. I was sure the cats would not be inside when I got home, but they were. Things have a habit of turning out ok in the end, for the most part.. :) It’ll be ok. But you might want to read a few Gavin De Becker books and ask the right questions before you hire someone.. :)

  19. I’m trying to visit as many of the NaBloPoMo blogs as I can and I thought I’d say hi, I liked your blog.. :) Well I don’t have kids, I have cats which are like my kids, and as Angella said, I would have trouble leaving my cats with someone I didn’t know. They’re indoor only cats. I’ve lost too many cats to snakes and car accidents. I freaked out when the real estate person would not delay an inspection and I could not be there due to being delayed, I rang the real estate agents and *begged* them to please, put it off for an hour till I could be there and make sure the cats didn’t get out. They refused, telling me that the woman had many appointments and had to do things in a certain order. I was sure the cats would not be inside when I got home, but they were. Things have a habit of turning out ok in the end, for the most part.. :) It’ll be ok. But you might want to read a few Gavin De Becker books and ask the right questions before you hire someone.. :)