Meg's (Ad)Ventures

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 15: Our Mary Poppins

In August, we were suddenly left scrambling to find new daycare for Nico after an unexpected change in our planned daycare center took place. Through a series of divine intervention, Kait was brought to us. We share Kait as our nanny with another family. Each morning, she comes to our house at 7 so that I can scoot out the door to get Sofia off to school and drive myself to work. It's wonderful. When I come home, she has usually taken Nico and Eloise on some sort of outing, read them books, gone for walks, played with toys, and gotten BOTH of them to take naps at the same time. Frankly, it's quite impressive.

Today, however, I was incredibly thankful for Kait's hands. Getting everything ready by myself to go up to the mountains is a great deal of work. Between laundry, food, toys, books, pack-'n-play, and any other random item that it takes to travel with children it's both time consuming and exhausting. But that's just the first part of the task. At a minimum, it takes me 45 minutes just to load my car up with everything needed for our trip. However, on days when I am able to leave town in the early afternoon, Kait is always there to help.

...and she helps in the best way possible: she holds, loves, feeds, changes, and occupies my little man. That simple act of taking care of him while I run up and down the stairs with the loads of crapola, is unbelievably helpful. I don't have to worry that Nico is getting into something, being left alone, or feeling neglected.

I love having Kait in our life. She has been so wonderful with Nico and is equally adoring toward Sofia. We are so thankful for her!

1 comment:

Chris said...

Amen for Kait!