Like the rest of you, I'm sick over this nanny story. And unlike some of you, I don't think it's an opportunity to turn this into some sort of judgment of a family for having a nanny. But, I'm just wondering, for those of you out there who ARE working moms or employ any kind of childcare workers, does this increase any anxiety for you? The background for me is that, when we were small children, my mother had to work (we were poor, she was single after my father deserted us). She checked out services and babysitters best she could, got references, etc., but we still had a slew of bad childcare workers. Those who wouldn't let us come inside on hot days, the one who duct taped my mouth shut, the daycare centers who treated 10 year olds the same as 1 year olds, and worst, the uncle who "helped out" and molested my sister in kindergarten. Needless to say, when it came time to go back to my job at a large law firm, I became very anxious about employing a nanny or other childcare. I eventually convinced my mother to move cross country and take care of my children during the day while I worked for 3 years. That is coming to an end, and I was starting to feel comfortable with the idea of nannies or childcare, having seen so many friends with wonderful options. But, this just puts the pit back in my stomach. I know this is my own issue, but I can't stop thinking about it.
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10.26.12, 01:58 PM