Real-life 'nanny diaries': What your nannies are really thinking and doing
Like any profession, there are ups and downs to being a nanny. One nanny's experiences may cause him or her to rave about the joys of raising children, while another might cause them to set aside any interest in having children of his or her own.
Several nannies took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to explain the unique realities they face in their jobs.
Trying to match the energy of a child can feel endless and exhausting:
Being around someone else's family for enough time can give you lessons in how you want to raise your own:
Having an emotional investment in your career can make for sticky professional situations:
Nannies often get the rewarding feelings that parents may have:
It may be difficult to follow rules other than your own, especially when it comes to children:
This job can be a great wake up call for people who realize they're not ready to be parents:
What the parents don't know won't hurt them, right?
Like many working people, nannies often can't wait for the day to end:
It's hard to enjoy the rewarding moments when you know that the child's parents are missing out:
Having such an intimate look into another person's life can often make you wonder about him or her:
Nannies might not feel like their jobs, while unbelievably important, are respected:
You can learn a lot about people by watching how their children act:
Nannies often get the opportunity to offer children a foundational relationship they might not otherwise get:
For more confessions from nannies, check out Whisper.
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