Ever wonder what your babysitter says behind your back? I live in a tight knit neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley (or just The Valley if you’re in the know). I would imagine it’s similar to a small town in the south only with way more kids going on commercial auditions. The nannies and babysitters in this area all seem to know each other and share information. I call it the Nanny Mafia and let’s just say you don’t want to get on their bad side because if you are, you will not be able to find anyone in a 10 mile radius willing to come over on a Saturday night.
Maybe I’m a curious person or maybe I like to gossip or maybe I just like to hear how others screw up so I don’t make the same mistakes but I’ve spoken to a lot of babysitters about what pisses them off.
I have one nanny friend in particular who has worked with a lot of families. She’s amazingly gifted with children and I can’t imagine anyone not treating her with the utmost respect and gratitude for the kickass job she does with kids but unfortunately for her that isn’t the case. Fortunately for me, she gives me all the gory details.
Here now are some ways you may be pissing off the person you need most. By the way, don’t kill the messenger.
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