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post Jun 3 2009, 11:03 AM
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I'll be live in house keeping/ nannying with time off for other work. Moving in at the start of next week. I'm excited XD Anyone have any useful advice, or tips about living with a family and such? If you've nannied/ house kept or had a nanny/ house keeper. I'd be grateful.


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post Jun 19 2009, 09:49 AM
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Speaking as a parent... Actually, I've nothing more to add. I don't have any tips, I just play it by ear and hope I don't mess up too badly.

It gets really hard to keep the little mites in line when they get comfortable with you. Like, if they're jumping on the sofa, I'll say something like, "I'd prefer it if you didn't jump on the sofa, guys." And one of them will reply "Well, we'd prefer to keep doing it!" So then I say "Please stop doing that, you might break it." And they ignore me and carry on. "Don't do that, you might fall and hurt yourself." "So? It's our choice!" Blimey! So then I shout "PACK THAT IN OR I'LL SIT ON YOU!!" And they all laugh and say "Oh no, dad's gonna sit on us!" and "Sit on him! Sit on him! Go on!!" So then I sit on one of them and they all roll about laughing, but they stop jumping on the sofa. So my advice is to sit on them. I think unsure.gif


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- funked)out_frog   Got a job   Jun 3 2009, 11:03 AM
- - Mata   Ooo, interesting. What do you have to do? Keep the...   Jun 3 2009, 12:36 PM
- - crazymat   woo, congrats!   Jun 3 2009, 12:55 PM
- - Daria   My only advice would be this: Make SURE that there...   Jun 3 2009, 02:44 PM
- - Cath   Ooo! Congratz and good luck. I've no advic...   Jun 3 2009, 06:05 PM
- - Ashbless   Congrats! Hope all goes very well.   Jun 5 2009, 06:21 AM
- - funked)out_frog   So, didn't actually move, plans changed due to...   Jun 9 2009, 09:39 AM
- - Mata   Good to hear it's coming along well. It'll...   Jun 10 2009, 12:37 PM
- - voices_in_my_head   The only advice I can give you concerns kids, but ...   Jun 10 2009, 01:38 PM
- - Mata   I find silly threats work well with small children...   Jun 12 2009, 06:40 PM
- - elphaba2   'I am a witch and I will eat your eyes' is...   Jun 13 2009, 06:53 AM
- - Smiler   Love the threats, you can also start thelies erm f...   Jun 17 2009, 05:49 PM
- - Mata   Be fair to yourself Smiler, you have had other thi...   Jun 18 2009, 12:12 PM
- - leopold   Speaking as a parent... Actually, I've nothin...   Jun 19 2009, 09:49 AM
- - funked)out_frog   Beans. I could prolly fit one each under a cheek.   Jun 19 2009, 01:26 PM
- - moop   QUOTE (leopold @ Jun 19 2009, 10:49 AM) S...   Jun 19 2009, 07:44 PM
- - leopold   Oh, dear lord, what have I started...   Jun 22 2009, 09:03 AM
- - funked)out_frog   Thanks all /me is off to join a nannying forum...   Jun 22 2009, 09:53 AM
- - Mata   Ah, so you're settling well in with the lovabl...   Jun 22 2009, 12:36 PM
- - JasonOne   QUOTE (funked)out_frog @ Jun 3 2009, 12...   Jul 17 2009, 03:02 AM
- - Mata   Man, this person's spam software is awesome: ...   Jul 17 2009, 12:30 PM
- - funked)out_frog   So, I just made a FML submission that went kinda l...   Oct 9 2009, 02:14 PM
- - MrTeapot   Aww s**t Frog, that sucks. Big time. *hug* How mu...   Oct 9 2009, 06:59 PM
- - Pixiegoth   So what's happened hun?   Nov 4 2009, 10:57 PM
|- - Miss-Smiley   Hows it going?   Nov 7 2009, 04:06 PM
- - funked)out_frog   goes Trying to pack and stuff. Oh well. :/ Not ...   Nov 7 2009, 07:00 PM
|- - Pixiegoth   QUOTE (funked)out_frog @ Nov 7 2009, 07...   Nov 8 2009, 11:57 AM
- - funked)out_frog   Thanks   Nov 8 2009, 05:46 PM
- - Miss-Smiley   Aww dear! All the best getting a new job!   Dec 2 2009, 11:14 PM


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