On Friday night I watched a really touching 20/20 segment about "The Help" in 1960's America. The last segment talked about how "The Help" today was much more different. Where back than the ladies were treated less than human today modern moms revere and appreciate the women who come into their homes to help them raise their children. It really hit me b/c this is how I feel. I have nothing but shear gratitude for Miriam our nanny. When she talks I listen. She loves my children and they love her. Miriam doesn't do this job b/c it is all she can get. She is smart and well educated.
Sometimes I get asked if I am jealous how much the critters adore Miriam. Honestly no, I know they love me like crazy. No one ever replaces mom. I think I count myself lucky b/c my children are blessed to have another person in their little life whom they can lean on and they love unconditionally; and she loves them. When the twins transition to pre-k Miriam will transition back into the business world but hopefully not out of our lives. We kids love her and so do I. During this time she has become a friend and as the women in the 20/20 segment said "I can never fire the nanny, she knows too much!" It is too true, but moreover I would miss her too much.
I think if anyone follows this blog they should know how lucky I am to have someone as amazing Miriam helping our family! Maybe one day I can catch her in my camera more often ;)