So I might just be the most insane person ever.
As most of you know, I’ll be switching nanny jobs for the summer – just for the summer. I had to have a very carefully worded conversation with a 12-year-old before she burst into tears over me leaving her forever. This is JUST for July and August.
Anyway, I started an account on care.com, which is a great site to find nanny jobs, and emailed a few people before I found a posting for a summer nanny. It’s so hard to find postings for only July and August, so this was perfect.
The mom and I emailed back and forth a few times before having a super quick phone conversation about two weekends ago. She took my reference information, which is my current employer, and they apparently had a nice chat. This weekend, I finally got to meet up with this family in person. I was there 30 minutes before I was offered a job. First time meeting them, and their son, who warmed up to me pretty quickly, and BAM summer job secured.
They have one son, who will be 3 before I start there (the dad almost died of laughter when I told him how many I take care of now with the homestay students included saying that this will be a cake walk). He is in a hockey phase which is awesome for me! He met me at the front door in a Maple Leaf’s jersey and even showed me his Christmas Tree ornament that plays “the good old hockey game”. I have worked with children that young before, even though it’s been a hot minute since I have. But he seems like a great little guy. Very energetic, and happy, and has the cutest little giggle. But again, I’ve been in the “school age” zone for a long time. I’m sure it will be fine though!
So! Here’s where you come in – any tips on handling a little boy in the terrifying threes? He apparently can have meltdowns of the most epic kind. And he might be potty training. I told the parent’s I’d brush up on my “the toddler is choking! OMG” techniques since my CPR certification ran out about 6 years ago.
I might be over my head just a little bit. But it is only for 6 weeks. And I’ll have two weeks off between finishing the school year out with my current kids and starting with just this one. I’ll be fine right? Right…yeah I’ll be fine…