I interviewed with my first family at 11am today in Boylston, MA! My friend Sarah, a Bates student who was an intern at Hillview this summer, needed a ride to Portsmouth, NH, so I had a co-pilot for half of the ride. It was great conversation and a nice time to spend with Sarah before she goes to Africa in a week. Good Luck Miss Sarah! (We figured that if she is in Africa and I am here in the US, we could buy the same shirt and not worry about being seen in the same shirt. Then we both ended up wearing it our last day together! Great minds think alike!)
The Familly: Peter is a lobbyist working out of home and Boston and Annie is a Surgeon. Aliya is a brilliant and beautiful 6 year old who does dance and loves to read, a girl after my own heart. :) Matthew is a sweet 3.5 year old who loves sports. He told me "I love the Boston Red Sox." Aliya will be starting first grade and Matthew will be in preschool three days a week.
I brought sidewalk chalk and we wrote all over the poolside. The children were very well behaved and you could tell they are well taken care of and loved by their parents. Peter and Annie expressed that they have no intentions of pawning their children off onto a nanny, but would like someone to care for, challenge and offer stimulating activities to their children while they are working.
So the benefits are great too! The nanny gets a Toyota Highlander to drive the children in. They will pay for health insurance, 4 weeks of vacation, weekends off, and my own phone line. Oh, and I will have a credit card for all expenses childcare related.
I'm going to leave you with a few of my favorite quotes that have gotten me through the past 6-8 weeks...
God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain, but he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.
May you always have love to share, health to spare, and friends to care.
Be still and know that I am God.
Remember, dear child, when you're in the mist of a storm - Hold Fast. The storm will fade, the sun will shine, all in God's time.
Live in such a way that if anyone speaks badly of you no one would believe it.
Being happy doesn't mean every thing's perfect. It means you decide to see beyond the imperfections.
May God give you for every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise, and a blessing in each trial.