Wednesday, January 19, 2011

This sucks.

Really. There is no other way to put it. My boss told me the other day that she will be quitting her job to stay home with the kids. While I think this is awesome for her, it's not so much for me. To be a stay-at-home mom would bring her so much joy. She is an amazing mother and her kids deserve that. Her last day will be some time in March. This semester I would only be working for her one day anyway because I am taking 18 credits but she would be using me 2 or 3 days this summer.

But to be honest, I could CARE LESS about the money or the job. I've come to love these children like their my own. I absolutely adore them, as well as my boss and her husband. I've had plenty of jobs in the past and have nannied for families before, but this is just different. This is like my second family.

2 1/2 years ago when I was job searching, it never crossed my mind that I would find a family like them. They welcomed me with open arms from day one and bend over backwards to make sure I am happy. From the times of paying me extra "just because" or picking me up something because they know I would like it. To say that they make me feel appreciated would be an understatement. It makes me sad to think that I won't see them every week like I do now. Yes, I know I can go visit because they live close, but it's just not the same. My boss has told me that I will be the first they call to watch the kids if they need a sitter and I am welcome over anytime I want. It's just that I am so used to seeing them every week and taking care of the girls that I am going to miss them.

This will be a sad time for everyone involved, but I will make sure I visit them, even if it's just twice a month, because it's not fair to M and A that I stop coming around just because they're mom isn't working anymore. To disappear from a child's life like that isn't good for them. These little girls are my heart.

But this isn't goodbye.. change is never easy though.

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23 comments:

J and A said...

Ah sorry to hear that. Change is hard fo sure. I know what it's like to get attached to families. They were lucky to have you! :)

KLaw said...

Oh no! Thats got to be so tough. I'm sorry! These kids mean a lot to you. I'm certain you will continue to remain a big part of their lives.

Jayme said...

I know exactly what you're going through. I work for an awesome family with two sweet little girls too and just yesterday I found out their dad got promoted so they're moving at least an hour away. I hope you're able to stay connected with them in the future.

Adorably Distracted... said...

awwww that is sad! I know you'll put the effort in to keep in touch with them though!

Rissy said...

aww I'm sorry sweetie! My friend used to nanny for a family for YEARS and became so close to them.
She still works for them every now and then.... sometimes they need her to go on vacation with them which is fabulous, and this year she even got to share Christmas morning with them.

You have a connection with them, and you get to keep that!

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Jen said...

aww I'm sorry sweetie. Hopefully you can stay in touch with them :)

Amanda said...

Leaving a family you know so well like that is always hard. A lot of my friends were nannies during college and got so close to the kids they were with.

I'm sure you've had an amazing impact on the kids and the family and they will keep in touch :)

Jessica said...

I'm glad she'll be able to spend more time with her kids but that sucks you'll be leaving them. :(

I hope you're able to visit them often!

a life of color said...

This post just brought me to tears because I know exactly how you feel.

I don't know if you remember but last June the two little boys I nannied for for 3 years moved away. I wrote a post about it here: http://alifeofcolor.blogspot.com/2010/06/goodbyes-are-never-easy.html and you commented and your comment meant so much to me back then.

I know how you feel. It is heartbreaking to feel like you are loosing children whom you have loved as if they were you own. It is wonderful that you will still be able to visit with them. Believe me, they will always remember you. Little James (the little boy I used to nanny before they moved) still asks his parents about me. It makes me sad a little but also so very happy to hear that I made a difference in his life.

Those little ones will always hold a special place in your heart :) I know it hard right now but with time it will get a little better.

Stay strong and if you need to talk you know how to find me :)

Lindsey said...

brittany - you are so lucky to have such a wonderful working relationship with the people you work with - and your right - they are always a phone call away and it sounds like you can just stop in and visit - but routines will have to change. it sounds like you have been more than fortunate to work for/with them for as long as you have! keep your head up girlie! it will all work out for you!

Kelsey said...

Change is never easy isn't that the truth! Even though this is sad time for you you will make it through and I am sure you will find yourself stopping over a lot!

Elizabeth said...

Oh no! I am really sorry to hear this! Yes, it will be change, but you are strong and so loving that you will find another opportunity :-) Thinking of you!

Inna xoxo said...

I used to babysit a super sweet little boy twice a week, but with the husbands new schedule, the momma was able to figure out a way for him to stay with daddy :/ it broke my heart! i loved him to pieces! It was so very hard to not see him anymore, and so sad to watch him groow so much in the time between my visits now, since hes still a little bug, 8 months now, hes changing constantly and it kills me i dont get to see it! Boooo for change! L(
sorry darlin!

xoxoxo inna!

Debbie said...

I understand your attachment completely! I worked for a family for about a year, watching their little boy and being with them through the loss of their second child (he was born premamture with a lot of health issues). It was rough. I no longer have a lot of contact with them, but treasure the time I had to learn from and connect with their family. I'm sure "your" little girls will always appreciate the impact you have on their life!

Tara said...

oh no! i'm so sorry girl! i hope you still get to keep in touch with them!

Marian said...

Aw, I can only imagine. Goodbyes are never easy...but like you said, you'll be able to see them!!

Heather said...

I'm sorry girl! Situations like these are always tough, but I know they will enjoy when you go over for visits :).

Sarah said...

So sorry to hear that. That will be so tough for you and the girls.

Brittany Nolan said...

hi love. i'm sorry to hear about your job. i am a nanny as well and know how hard it is to be away from the kiddos. take advantage of being able to visit as often as you like.
in the mean time, i will be praying for a new job opportunity for you. :)

and your button kept coming up weird (or unknown) on my page for several days.. :(

Katy said...

situations like this are hard. I worked with a family and their child for 2 years. I had to leave the job and the other day I found old pictures and cards from them. It was hard, but I am glad they were a apart of my life, even for a little while.
It will get better, but it does suck!
xo
KATY

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw, I'm sorry that things will be changing.

Allison said...

I'm so sorry that your job is going away. I can only imagine how sad you must feel. Soon enough you'll have your own kids to love on. (both of us will, right?)

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Awww, So sorry to hear this. I hope you can still see them us much as possible.