wanted: one nanny to take kids until they are 40

you know, every now and then, i marvel at the ads in dcurbanmoms… but i gotta ask – do these people ever spend ANY time with their kids? they want someone to do homework with them, feed them, clean up after them – hell – what do these kids need parents for besides spawning them? i wonder how they even know about their kids’ hobbies? maybe their last nanny wrote up report cards 😉

i particularly enjoyed this part:

— Personal Care, bathing, laundry, cleaning up in their wake. This is an area that instills a sense of personal responsibility and we believe teaching these habits early and often will benefit them in the long-run.

now, pray tell, who do they want to develop personal responsibility – the kids or the nanny? and if the nanny is supposed to be teaching the kids about personal responsibility – gee, i wonder if the parents feel any toward their kids?

If you’re looking for a new and challenging chapter or know someone who is, we think we may have the opportunity of a lifetime. We live in the beautiful Northern Virginia countryside — a short drive to the urban sophistication of Washington, DC.

Our daughter is almost eight. She is studious and extremely precious to us. She enjoys arts & crafts and reading. She is becoming a young lady and it’s important to us she’s surrounded by good role models, develops sounds judgment and enjoys a healthy/happy lifestyle.

Our son eldest son is almost four. He’s loving, gentile & extremely low-key. He enjoys playing outside and stays out of trouble. When he finds an activity he enjoys, he will stick with it, bike riding, skiing or playing with his cars.

Our youngest son is 2 1/2 and he’s the energetic one. Though incredibly independent for his age, he loves to be loved, part of his charm. He’s as curious as they come & quite active. He loves our well-trained lab and plays with him and everything in sight.

The position requires someone with good problem solving skills, initiative and someone capable of being a take charge individual. Of course the children are the primary charge; however, we do look for someone to be a partner with us in “running the house.” Our biggest ask is that you take a keen interest in the children’s development and well-being and appreciate the selfless nature of the job; it is the children who matter most.

A look at the typical week:
Monday through Friday, with hours of approx. 50 per week. The typical day is from 830AM to 7PM. Since we both work and travel, we may need the occasional overnight or extended hours due to flight schedules, however on these overnight occasions, we will have a separate compensation agreement.

Your responsibilities will include:
— All things related to the children
— Meals
— Grocery shopping will be your responsibility.
— Personal Care, bathing, laundry, cleaning up in their wake. This is an area that instills a sense of personal responsibility and we believe teaching these habits early and often will benefit them in the long-run.
— Homework, it is important this is treated seriously and completed with care and accuracy. We ask that you assist, correct and review all homework assignments. We also review and discuss homework.
— Activities, we live in an area that is close to several great community programs, parks and lots of classes offered for child enrichment, play dates are also an important part of their activity.
— As a general rule of thumb it is always best to do something, than nothing.

We look forward to finding the very best match for our children and home. Please responded via email to [deleted to protect the idiotic] To set up time for us to discuss further.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to getting to know you.

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