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Re: Embarassed that the nanny might see the $6 price tag on your bread?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 01:15:15 PM »
Ah, okay, go ahead and lock this one then. Thanks!

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Re: Embarassed that the nanny might see the $6 price tag on your bread?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 06:05:38 PM »
I want the nanny to see the price tag, so I can lord my superiority over her.

Except, of course, I'm too cheap for a nanny.

Or $6 bread.

Okay, I'll just move along.

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Re: Embarassed that the nanny might see the $6 price tag on your bread?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 08:37:56 AM »
We currently have a nanny (she doesn't live with us; we buy 25-40 hours a week from her on average).

It's been very instructive for my wife. She has come to appreciate how much more privelege we have, and how much more insulated our jobs make us from the periodic financial shocks (car, AC, health care bills) that life throws at you. We also think it's better to hire that than to receive the care for free from a grandparent (like my wife's brother does) with accompanying family drama.

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Re: Embarassed that the nanny might see the $6 price tag on your bread?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 11:28:28 AM »
We currently have a nanny (she doesn't live with us; we buy 25-40 hours a week from her on average).

It's been very instructive for my wife. She has come to appreciate how much more privelege we have, and how much more insulated our jobs make us from the periodic financial shocks (car, AC, health care bills) that life throws at you. We also think it's better to hire that than to receive the care for free from a grandparent (like my wife's brother does) with accompanying family drama.

Why? Is this specific to your particular family issues or do you think this is a better more for everyone? Not judging, just trying to understand.

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Re: Embarassed that the nanny might see the $6 price tag on your bread?
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2017, 09:25:27 PM »
We currently have a nanny (she doesn't live with us; we buy 25-40 hours a week from her on average).

It's been very instructive for my wife. She has come to appreciate how much more privelege we have, and how much more insulated our jobs make us from the periodic financial shocks (car, AC, health care bills) that life throws at you. We also think it's better to hire that than to receive the care for free from a grandparent (like my wife's brother does) with accompanying family drama.

Why? Is this specific to your particular family issues or do you think this is a better more for everyone? Not judging, just trying to understand.

It may depend on the family. Specifically, the character of the grandparent, the brattitude (I just invented that word) of the kid(s), and the structure and relationships with the rest of the family. If Granny or Grandpa's a chain-smoking, drunk-driving, multiple felon with outstanding warrants for aggravated pedophilia I'd probably say no. Likewise if the kid is on a feeding tube or other form of life support and the grandparent doesn't have (and isn't willing to get) the necessary skills to provide care. Trying to force that situation would end in serious drama. Or, if the family is dysfunctional, then the tensions between the various adults will be picked up by and/or taken out on the kid. No bueno.
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Re: Embarassed that the nanny might see the $6 price tag on your bread?
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2017, 11:06:35 PM »
We currently have a nanny (she doesn't live with us; we buy 25-40 hours a week from her on average).

It's been very instructive for my wife. She has come to appreciate how much more privelege we have, and how much more insulated our jobs make us from the periodic financial shocks (car, AC, health care bills) that life throws at you. We also think it's better to hire that than to receive the care for free from a grandparent (like my wife's brother does) with accompanying family drama.

We hired an au pair for one year, because we needed help but had no family available. Both grandmothers are deceased, and both grandfathers live far away. We wouldn't have been able to afford a nanny, though. Full time nannies around here earn around 40K a year. For some, they get free rent as well. They don't get rich, but they're not exactly struggling either.