There's likely a lot of judgment about moms with nannies. Hell, there's a lot of judgment about everything a mom does or doesn't do, says or doesn't say, looks like or doesn't look like. But, and probably even a little surprisingly, the things that I can't help but think when I see a mom with a nanny honestly have nothing to do with judgment. No, really. I swear.
'm told that communities raised kids together back in the day. Personally, I think it sounds fabulous. The more help parents have when it comes to child-rearing, the more loving they can be with their children. Stress is a huge factor in creating less-than-ideal relationships between parents and kids. If my partner and I had more help, like a regular babysitter or family that was close by, I honestly think we might feel less like we were losing our sh*t all the time and more like we had a handle on things.
Since I have yet to find and live in a commune of like-minded people, I'm thinking those badass warrior goddesses known as nannies are a happy middle grounds. They allow parents the ability to get some rest, some guilt-free time to work, and to actually be present when it's their turn to tap in and parent.
One of my close friends just got a nanny and I couldn't be happier for her. Honestly, my first thought was "Whoo hoo!" after hearing the news. Here are some other things I can't help but think when I see a mom with a nanny: