For those of you who missed my morning post on Facebook… I was a Nanny for over 10 years. Ms. F was my last charge while working as a Professional Nanny. I’ve watched her from the time she was 10 months old. She is going to be 6 yo in April. (So hard to believe!) She is the sweetest, cutest, and most outgoing child I have ever worked with. She makes my days so enjoyable when I am with her. It’s just sooo hard to be upset when you are around her. The things she says and does gives me an instant “perma grin”. =) I love her with all my heart; as if she is one of my own. I am no longer with her full-time (filling in today), but I still get the pleasure of being with her from time-to-time. I always make sure the time we spend together is valuable. Life is way to short not to and I value the time I have with her each and every time.
(Nanny M loves YOU Ms. F!)
My workout partner today was amazing! She did the whole thing without complaining. I think she was showing off a little.
I guess I never realized how much can be done in a park with a kid in tow. Of course, maybe my “healthy brain” was covered under a lot of fat two years ago?! Perhaps. Either way, we managed to “get ‘er done” while having fun today. As Ms. F told me, “Thank Goodwess the Wain stayed away”.
Here’s what we did while at the park….
I did three reps of 10.
Five minutes later. Ms. F crashed her shin into this stair and our day at the park was over. Well, until I cheered her up with a friendly run from the playground to the car. I let her win!
Afterwards, we joined my hubby for lunch. We were both starving. Ms. F was asking for Lunch with Tom and Spaghetti. I managed to talk her out of the Italian Restaurant. We ended up at Outback instead. I had Chicken on the Barbie (no seasoning and no BBQ sauce) and Steamed Broccoli (no seasoning or butter). Ms. F, she had a “Burger & Fries”. Her favorite! (As did Tom too! She was pretty excited about that.)
We both ended up happy in the end. Except for maybe the few times I traded her a French Fry for a piece of Broccoli. If only I had recorded her disgust each time I handed her a green tree. Ha! I only managed to walk away with four french fries in my belly. Thankfully!
After lunch, we hit the car wash. Her new favorite thing to do. I got a clean car and a workout (while vacuuming the inside) and she got free entertainment. DEAL! I should take her every time I go. :)
Now, she’s passed out cold on the couch. I have to wake her up in 15 minutes to get ready for Dance Class. I’m pretty sure she will sleep very well for her Momma tonight.