Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Nannies are forever....

You might already know this but I have not been as brave (stupid) as I am now. When the Triplets were first born both the CFO and I tried our hand at staying at home with them. Let's just say that it would not have been good for our relationship(s). So then we tried daycare. With Triplets, daycare = nightmare. Your odds are quite high that one of the three will be sick and not be able to go to daycare. Not to mention having to re-load the bottles every night. I felt like the kids were going off into battle each day. You had to be sure they had everything they needed for the day, load it in the van, load them in the van, get them and everything into daycare then do the reverse every evening. Not to mention the 20 minute drive each way with all three screaming at you:)

So after a month of daycare and William getting a 2nd degree burn from the crockpot where they warm bottles, we found a Nanny. We found our Kelly through Church. She made the next year not only bearable but also fun. Now that we are in Alabama she visits us and sometimes brings a friend or family. This last time she came with her parents! Her Mom made the kids quilts. They loved them (a.k.a. fought over them) right away.

Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion.
Robertson Davies


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