No I don't want to be a SAHM. I just want someone exactly like me to come to my house and take care of my kids while I am at work, so I don't have to deal with pickups and drop-offs and car naps and subsequent late bedtimes when I need to be up at 5 for work. I want this person to take the kids out for activities occasionally, socialize with DD's friends, and also let them have time for unstructured play while taking care of some household chores and planning, so that my family workload need not infringe on my time off or my time at work. When kindergarten comes up, my daughter would be transported to and from school without any coordinating or effort on my part. If the children need to be transported somewhere, this person would be perfectly happy to take them on public transit so that I could have the car. This person would also occasionally mess things up, because I would not want to feel like a bad mom next to a perfect nanny.
Ha ha ha! This is so perfectly true.