But here’s the thing. Letting my mom handle my responsibility in taking care of my son made me feel guilty. She already sacrificed a lot since I gave birth and taking her time away to do the things she loves away from her again didn’t sit well with me. I knew that I needed to find a nanny whatever it takes. Don’t get me wrong. My family has been very helpful in my situation as a solo parent. But I know that they also have things they want to pursue, responsibilities and obligations to take care of, lives to live.
Z just turned 6. And in the 6 years, we’ve had 6 nannies in a span of 3 cumulative years. Not as many as the others, that’s for sure. I’ve heard others had around 9 in a year! For the 3 years that we didn’t have one, it was my mom and my sister who took the responsibility of taking care of my son.
Finding a nanny is hard. Finding a good nanny is harder. And my family and I have experienced it first hand. But just like any employee, if we find a good one, we take care of them. Not only do we provide them with the care that they need, since they are under our protection, we – as their employers – also need to invest in them for them to enhance their skills. Besides, we are the ones who will benefit from it in the first place, right?