Mary Poppins is my Nanny


Change is good. Change is for the best. I didn't mean it before but now I DO! Since nanny Lulu has come to work for us I feel like my life has changed. Her first day she was seeing the details that old nanny had overlooked. She asked:

"Can I clean the cat food bowls Mrs? These are yucky." I said "Sure!"...then she said: "you don't want me to use the same sponge I use for your plates for the cat food bowl...you have a separate pet sponge right Mrs?"

I almost started getting weepy. "No Lulu, we need a separate pet sponge!"

Truth is old nanny was not a good house cleaner. It drove me batty. She would lay clean clothes to dry on trash can lids. She would start my bathroom, forget to finish cleaning it and start to leave for the day. She would forget to dilute the floor cleaner for the kitchen and our throats would be soar from the fumes!

One day with Lulu and she pulled enough dog and cat hair out from under the couch to make a whole new animal. Our house looked so clean hubby felt like a new man. Best of all, within minutes she had Landon laughing his head off. He laughed more her first day than he has in a year with old nanny.

So Mary Poppins has come to work for me and I am truly blessed. I only hope I can keep her forever!!!!

16 comments:

Solar Powered said...

just catchin up on your blog. the books, the baby clothes, the august to august calendar (i've been using one for years, aren't they the best?) love it all!

Solar Powered said...

oh, and one more thing...I can't live without amazing grace!

nanny said...

How great that you found Lulu!

Bama Girl in AZ said...

Oh that is so great!!!!

Mom x 2 said...

What a load off your mind as you're gearing up for Coco's arrival!!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

That is great that things are working out so well with Lulu. Can I borrow her for a week?

The Shabby Princess said...

Yay!!! So glad you found a FANTASTIC nanny!

Bee and Rose said...

My 6 yr old daughter is always asking for "Mary and the Poppins" to come live with us!

Lucky girl!!

Preppy 101 said...

Oh, this is the best gift you'll ever get!! Knowing your baby boy is laughing!! Such a great relief for Mom!! xoxo

Melissa said...

She sounds wonderful!

PaperCourt said...

I'm so happy for you! We had a fabulous nanny when #2 was born and hubby hated to get rid of her b/c she was such a great cleaner. But #2 started preschool and I no longer needed 16 hours of free time every week. boo hoo!

Amanda said...

So was your nanny meant to be a nanny/housekeeper? Just to clarify, because I'm a nanny but I am not a housekeeper. They are two seperate jobs, and there are some people that do both well.. but families can't assume that because you are a nanny you will clean the house and do it well. That's just something that seems to be assumed, but it's not really right.

pam said...

You must be feeling such a relief.

Jillian, Inc said...

Oh gosh, I can only imagine how relieved and HAPPY you are. And I'm so happy for you all!

debra said...

Great news! I am glad to hear she is a good fit for your family. It will be nice to have a REALLY clean house when you bring Coco home.

Surf Girl said...

She sounds great! I'm so glad you found someone and I know you are relieved!