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I worked as a day nanny for a family with 2 children for a little over two years. The way that the mom set boundaries with me was this...she explained that she was a very private person and that while necessary, it was very difficult for her to have a non-family member intimately involved in the workings of her household 50 hours a week. She was clear that I was to bring a lunch. The grocery shopping that they did was for *their* family. We weren't even close to the same size so clothing wasn't an issue.
Maybe your reluctance comes from not wanting to piss off the person with so much *power* over your kids. Nobody wants a resentful nanny. Of course, no one wants the Mom to feel taken advantage of either. It might not be possible to "get it back to good" with this Nanny. Perhaps you've learned a lot and know how to avoid these issues with the next nanny. I would probably try to work it out though-devil that you know vs. the devil that you don't
Mama to two awesome kids. Wife to a wonderful, attached, loving husband. I love my job-- I'm a Midwife, Doula and Childbirth Educator, Classes forming now!
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