Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Observations

I'm a tad judgemental. News flash right? Well, I don't like to think of it as being judgemental, rather very observant. Ok, judgemental. And while I do beleive God judges us in the end and all that jazz, I also beleive that being judged here on earth, to some degree anyway, keeps us, as a whole, walking somewhat of a straight line. I mean just imagine if there were absolutely no judgement here on earth? No rules, no regulations, no one telling you what's right or wrong. Basically defunct idiots running the streets doing very bad things to one another. Because let's face it, babies really aren't born with empathy, sympathy, or a sense of right and wrong, they have to learn it.

So, having said that There are some things I have a problem with. A lot of things actually, depending on when you ask me. I'm kind of flippy like that.

Right now i'm being bugged by nannies. Most of you already know how much I detest daycare, so it really ought to be no surprise I'd have a problem with nannies. It seems to me the people who have nannies tend to look at their children like every other aspect of their lives, nothing more than a trophy to be displayed when the time is right, and shoved back into the closet when it's over. Now, it would be against the law to shove children in the closet (for any extended period of time anyway) so instead we hire nannies. People to come and live in our home and tend to our brood, keep them prim and proper and entertained until the next social gathering in which our beloved trophies must again be showboated for all to see.

People I cannot imagine going through 18 hours of labor, an episiotomy the size of the grand canyon, and engorgement to have someone else do the job of raising them. It's my job, i've got the stretch marks to prove it.

Now I know those of you with nannies are right now saying "but my nanny doesn't RAISE my child, I do!" Really? Then why do you need a nanny at all, I ask? Because it doesn't make sense to me. So you can get housework done? Why not hire a maid instead, they are cheaper. Why would anyone want to give up such an important and rewarding job for mundane ones? I don't get it.

2 comments:

PBandJ said...

I totally agree with you! Anyway, I could not have a nanny because I would be too jealous. I hate when my son goes to his grandparents' house because I am missing time with him! I could not imagine having a nanny.

Angie said...

I love this post. My sister is a live-in nanny for a STAY AT HOME mother of TWO!!! yeah...so some people really cant deal i guess..