Move Over, Magnum PI

Hi, I’m a little busy right now. Why, you ask? Because I still haven’t hired a nanny and I start work in less than 72 hours.

Oh, but I love the pressure. The sweet, sweet pressure.

I even added a new candidate into the mix this morning because nothing sounds more fun than interviewing nannies over Thanksgiving weekend.

Don’t worry; I’ll end up with a great one. I’m just a tad bit cautious (i.e. paranoia self-destroya) and have convinced myself that the one “perfect on paper” candidate is trying to pull the wool over my eyes. Why? Well, one of her “references” just happened to be “vacationing” in “Europe” so we had to converse over email.

Now, who’s to say this candidate didn’t create an email account and I was actually emailing her? HUH? HUH? And let me just add- there are some strangely similar and unique grammatical errors in both the candidate’s emails and the “reference’s” emails.

Please excuse me; I have some drive-bys to conduct.

  1. carrie

    November 24, 2006 at 12:07 pm

    take it from an english teacher: if the errors are the same, you should be suspicious!

  2. BeachMama

    November 24, 2006 at 12:21 pm

    You are too funny, but you definately have every right to be suspicious, keep going until you find the right one.

  3. Angella

    November 24, 2006 at 12:26 pm

    Don’t forget the Nanny-cam! :)

  4. nabbalicious

    November 24, 2006 at 3:23 pm

    I’d be suspicious, too, yo!

  5. Mrs. S

    November 24, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    I’m with everyone else – when it comes to my baby, I’d be suspicious as all heck, too! And, in my opinion, rightfully so. I can’t wait to hear the stories on the final decision.

    Happy Thanksgiving ;)

  6. Elizabeth

    November 24, 2006 at 5:15 pm

    good lluck finding the perfect non-Anders’-mom caregiver (meaning that they will be as perfect as they can be without being you, for Anders.. you know what I’m trying to say?? too confusing? sorry. anyhow, good luck.

  7. irish mistery

    November 24, 2006 at 8:31 pm

    and so you should be suspicious! This is your child…good luck with the drive by’s and with the nanny picking. I’m sure it’s a difficult one.

  8. Leanna

    November 25, 2006 at 1:30 pm

    Tough job…looking for a nanny..hope you find the “one” soon.

  9. Lyndsay

    November 25, 2006 at 7:37 pm

    DO NOT trust the one with e-mail references with similar grammatical errors. Trust your gut – it’s your child. Ask the traveling Eurppeans for the phone number at their hotel – that you’d like to contact them at youe expense. If they refuse, she’s lying. Everyone is in their hotel for at least 8 hours at a time.