How Apropos

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.

  1. Torrie

    November 17, 2006 at 9:42 am

    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. am'ti b

    November 17, 2006 at 10:16 am

    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. Kiki

    November 17, 2006 at 10:25 am

    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. rebecca

    November 17, 2006 at 10:49 am

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

  5. Obabe

    November 17, 2006 at 11:33 am

    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?
    So neither does my nanny.

  6. Amanda

    November 17, 2006 at 1:13 pm

    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. Mysh

    November 17, 2006 at 3:29 pm

    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. Emily

    November 17, 2006 at 3:39 pm

    Yes! I’m still in the running!

  9. dana

    November 17, 2006 at 11:19 am

    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. Sarcomical

    November 17, 2006 at 7:20 pm

    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. Lyndsay

    November 17, 2006 at 1:06 pm

    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. jonniker

    November 17, 2006 at 8:30 pm

    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. Mrs. S

    November 17, 2006 at 9:39 pm

    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. ms. sizzle

    November 18, 2006 at 8:18 am

    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. Angella

    November 18, 2006 at 8:36 am

    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 :)