Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Life After Nanny

Our nanny, Jordie, finished up with us on the 1st July.  I'm pleased to say I have survived nearly three weeks on my own during the day with the little fellows.  That might not seem like a big deal to many mums, but one small step for everyone else is a giant leap for me.

The first week went very smoothly, despite the fact we were all sick with colds.  The other weeks have been a bit more challenging at times, but nothing near the catastrophic drama my anxiety was leading me to expect.

I loved having Jordie stay with us.  She was so easygoing and helpful without the emotional attachment that extended family have.  This meant that she did what I asked, rather than consistently question and criticise.  I miss having adult company.

I am so thankful to God for providing the help I needed when all seemed hopeless.

We will look for another au pair before harvest starts in late October.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Fantastic news Sarah. One day at a time! And celebrate the successes. Being a mum is very lonely, I imagine even more so in rural areas. I didn't cope super well with little ones and I don't have anxiety or depression, but the monotony of it was horrible.