Tuesday, April 18, 2006

A Transition

The family I work for has hired my replacement. It looks like I will continue nannying for them until the middle of May, and then the new nanny will start. The family told me today that the 3-year-old has started asking every night if I am coming back the next day, so she knows something is up. :-( Does anyone have any ideas about easing the transition for this little girl? I want her to know that I still love her, even though I won't see her very often anymore.

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Hi Melissa,

Congratulations on your baby!
It sounds like you're a wonderful nanny! Obviously, the little one doesn't want you to leave! It is a challenging situation for both you and the kids to be in. Maybe you could explain to them that you are going to be a mommy soon and need to be away for a while so that you can take care of your baby. You could tell them that God loves them and will send someone to them to take care of them.

Maybe you could discuss with your husband the possibility of bringing the new baby to visit them afterwards. That way they know and actually see the reason why you can no longer be their nanny. I am not a parent so I don't know if my advice is that great, but good-byes are never easy, and even reading your post made me teary eyed! Bless you and pray that God will give you the right words to say when the time comes.