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The Best Job in the World.

A post by Nanny

Well it’s been a month of looking after munchkin. I am only doing one day a week as amazingly I seem to have become very busy since I retired! I worked for the NHS for 40 years but decided last spring that I had had enough. I lost a large percentage of my pension, to retire 7 years early, but decided that to leave the stress behind was worth it. I finished work early November, but was not needed by my son and daughter-in-law, to look after the Munchkin, until January.

Me and the Munchkin on his first birthday

My husband and I have joined the gym and are going twice a week religiously. Yes, we need to lose weight and get fitter, but we need to keep busy and have new interests. I will venture into the yoga and aqua fit classes at some point, but swimming and the treadmill have been my first priorities.

My dad has also been quite poorly, so I now have some planned time to help my parents, as well as the frequent GP, clinic, optician appointments that are needed. How did I have time to work..!

Back to the Munchkin!! My heart literally leaps to see that fluffy little head and sleepy eyes when he wakes up in the morning. There is the routine of meals, bottles and naps but in between we read books, play and create a mess. He can be so funny with his little ways, clapping and dancing to the music, well rocking on his bottom!

Yes, it is long day as mainly 10-11 hours, but well worth it. We were going for walks the last few weeks, but it’s felt a little cold, for me not him, with not much to see. We’ve now found a local music and play group for two hours in the morning.

Do I have any regrets? Absolutely not. As I said, It’s the best job in the world.

Thanks for reading,

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Nine months a Nanny and Natalie

Well let’s start at the very beginning.

I knew that Stephen and Natalie wanted children and would not hang about in producing a little bundle of joy. So it was summer 2018, just 18 months after getting married, that I was handed this envelope. This opened to produce a pop up cube with a scan picture, coloured balloons and a very happy picture of the two of them.

The pop out card from Boomf

So this started the extra element of worry! Yes, I am a worrier and my main cause of my worry is my two children. I find it hard to let go, even though they are now adults in steady relationships, with good jobs and good health. I’m sure I’m not the only parent who knows this feeling!

So first there was the 12 week scan and blood tests, the 20 week scan and so on. Natalie took maternity leave on the Friday 15th and had precisely 15 hours to herself, before going into labour. They live 30 mins from the local hospital but the munchkin came that quickly, his middle name was nearly A47!

So that was the start.

The last nine months have been wonderful, it has been an absolute joy to have this lovely little boy in our family. He is so smiley and has huge blue eyes that miss nothing. He puts his arms around you now, so gives you a cuddle.

I worry that he will forget me if I do not see him every week, so will relish looking after him once a week, next January.

Natalie had a good pregnancy and delivery and is amazing as a Mummy. Obviously, I could talk about my son’s good points until the cows come home, but this post is to be about Natalie. She has coped well with every aspect of parenthood, has only just stopped breast feeding the little munchkin and is now back to working full-time. I could not have picked a better Mummy for my grandson.

The love they both have for him, just shines out, and he has lots of family who feel the same, he is a very lucky baby.

Thanks for reading,

Nanny and Munchkin.

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