such a hectic day

@jazel_juan (15767)
Philippines
September 12, 2012 7:37pm CST
it is still 8 in the morning and i feel tired already. since i had no nanny yet, i asked a cousin of mine to look after my own son and asked if she could come by 6 in the morning....but she did not arrive by 6 and told me she can come by 9 am!! horror..as i could not wait and hubby could not wait too.. because we both have seminars to attend today! i was frantic..good thing one of my mom's househelp was there and i asked his favor...till my cousin could come in. i am not at ease right now as she did not text me yet if she is at home already but i kept on calling the guy househelp and he said my son is already awake and is eating already. i am still a bit at ease as that househelp is trusted one of my mother... but yet i really wish i could find a new nanny as i am soooo messed up!
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@SIMPLYD (75889)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
It's really a frantic situation you have there , jazel. I have been to a lot of situations like that myself, when our daughter was only a kid. When the nanny didn't come back from her day off on the right time, i would also be frantic because husband and i have our jobs to attend to. Luckily though, my retired father-in-law would be requested to look after her, with all the necessary paraphernalia, like the milk etc. are all there prepared. However, i am not very confident about the situation, because my father because of a stroke doesn't have a normal reflex anymore. Though, he can still do things but in a very slow manner. Good thing, our house is just walking distance from the bank where i work before, so that on lunch time, i would be coming home and so with my husband. That's where our resourcefulness and patience comes in, as working mothers, jazel!
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
When my mom and dad was here most often before..i could really rely from them and i know they would look after my son but since they are at the province most of the time now.. i have no one else. My sister in law, is near too but since she is pregnant and have kids too, i could not leave my 2 year old with her...so losing the nanny made a big impact... glad my cousin is already there as she messaged me and i am at ease now hopefully tomorrow she will be there early too.. i made a deal with her she will stay till the weekend.
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@SIMPLYD (75889)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
We are indeed assured that our child will be in good hands , if they are left with a cousin or a relative. Yes, that's right, just make a good deal with her so she will stay till the weekend. And i hope you will get a replacement for that nanny soon.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
yes but right now my kid is with my parents, my mom and dad arrived last night yey..was so happy about it as i was able to leave my son with them.. gives me more time to look for another nanny
@shylade (3138)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
This the dilemma every working mom go through. It is very hard to find a trustworthy nanny that's why I am always afraid to lose my son's nanny who is really kind and of great help to us. But I know since she just do it because she's waiting for something and another favor for his sister who is my mother-in-law's sister-in-law, she will also leave us. I am just glad that in two or less month, my mother will arrive. When my mother stay with us, I can get a nanny even we don't her that much because there's person who will look over to her and my son. I hope you can find a nanny soon.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
yes quite hard my friend as most would-be- nanny here are now going out of the city, like in Manila or for some work as overseas workers in other countries.. how i wish my mom could do that too.,watch over my kid but well she is at the province most of the time now.
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@shylade (3138)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
Actually, we still need to hire a nanny because my mother is not that strong to watch and chase my son, LOL. Anyway, the advantage is we can get one even if it's not a distance relative because my mother is there to look at them.
@echoforever (5192)
• United States
13 Sep 12
I hope you find good consistent help for your situation. This sounds like it is very stressful and not good for you health wise. At least you could find someone on short term to watch him today but maybe you'll need someone again. I hope you can find someone quickly. It is a shame your cousin was not able to meet your schedule.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
yes it made me frantic she was late but i also could not get mad at her as i was just asking for favors and she just texted me she is already at home now and is watching over my son..phew.. so i feel a whole lot better now...
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• United States
13 Sep 12
I have learned that hectic days are a part of life and be glad we have them. Some people's life only includes only begging for money and nothing more and they would love to have the hectic day we have It would give them something to do. We often dont realize the good things we have.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
you are right, it awakens my senses back and keeps me up on my feet that fast.. so yes it is essential too.
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@mikyung (2234)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
I admire people who juggled so much of their time in work and in taking care of their family. Time management is really to be observe in order to finish all those tons of workload. I believe you can make it.Having someone to help you is a nice idea, it lightens things and you can allocate more time to work and to other things. Goodluck and thank you.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
thank you too..it is never easy but somehow i know i will manage
@alberello (4756)
• Italy
13 Sep 12
Well, I understand your fatigue, and I understand that you had a very busy day. I can not tell you what level of trust you have with your nanny, however I would give her a chance to fire first. Or rather, you and her need to sit at a table to discuss and reach an agreement. If she has more time to cover your needs all is ok, so instead if not, then you should consider an alternative solution. I is not that I want to take the parts of the babysitter, however, try to understand that a person without a job, nowadays, still a pain. This is my personal opinion.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
Hi my friend, some people really do not know what they got until it is gone my friend. I really did not have the time to sit down things with her because she did not even come back from the time she asked permission to go home for awhile..and left me hanging in the air.
@jaiho2009 (39034)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
Uh oh...I know how it feels. Goodness, I am sure you're not at peace my dear Again...I would like to present my CV for that nanny position
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
ohh my ms.jai, you are over qualified
@jaiho2009 (39034)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
doesn't matter, besides my second loves playing with kids sometimes he borrow kids from the neighborhood to play with
@Ladybugs (404)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
Hello there Jazel. I think you are really in need of a nanny that would take care of your son especially when you and your husband would need to do some things outside for your jobs. I hope you could find one soon so you would really be worry-free while you're not in your home. I know just how you feel because sometimes, my sister and brother-in-law would need to go somewhere on the weekends and they are worried about their sons. They have their nanny but sometimes, she also has her day off during the weekend. Sometimes, they would call me and I would immediately come especially when I'm really free. My nephews are still a bit young and I don't want them to be hungry when nobody could cook for them. I also want to make sure that they would be safe because many people pass by their home. Some people might knock on their gates and they might open it for them. I just want to protect them from possible dangers. I hope your cousin was able to arrive in your home already so your son really has his companion. It was good your mother's guy househelp was there to look after your son while waiting for your cousin to come. I hope you could find a kind, caring, responsible, and trustworthy nanny for your son soon so you would feel a lot better when you would have more hectic days in the future. Anyway, have a nice day and just relax so you could enjoy your seminar. Happy myLotting. :)
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
Yes i am still nanny-less right now and i really hope i could go and find one soon.. as i could not rely on my cousins most of the time as they too are in school.. lucky for your sister she have a sister like you ready to help out.. and i bet she really appreciates it a lot.
@Ladybugs (404)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
Oh, I also hope that you could already find a nanny soon. You're right in what you've said. Maybe your cousins are also busy in dealing with their hectic schedules at school. You should have a nanny who could always be there to help you in taking care of your son. It's better so anytime of the day, you are sure that your son is well taken care of. You would not worry that much about him especially when you are outside your home. I think my sister also appreciates my help to her. I think my brother-in-law too. I'm just happy to help them especially when it comes to taking care of my beloved nephews. Have a happy Friday to you. :)
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
It's been our problems too last week with Ann's son (my grandson). I'm so far with them but I have their problems too how to took care of our baby. Luckily I found one in the province, but she told me last night that the nanny have to go home for emergency. I just hope she will come back.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
those "emergencies" can be quite scary lol.. it is hard to go and look for nannies these days!
@Hatley (162100)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Sep 12
hi jazel__juan my this was a hectic day for you and it seems when one little thing goes wrong it triggers other things.It is too bad your cousin could not come at six as nine oclock sounds like it wouldn't help you at all. I am glad that one of your mom's househelp decided to help you out and that he is one trusted by your mom, I do wish you could find a good nanny that would do her work well sO you would have a few less worries. good luck and God bless.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
hi Ms. Hatley yes i really hope i could find someone that will somehow last for months.. it is hard to move around without help and i am sooo glad my mom's househelp helped me out even tho he was a guy.. he even gave my son breakfast.. somehow such people are ones i am soooo thankful for and i know somehow i am good at them because at times like these they really also help me out without asking in return.