N is for Gr-Nanny
I was a live-out Nanny for 12 years and just left the profession last Dec. In those years I only worked for 2 families.
The first family was from Sweden. When I first met the twins (boy/girl) at the interview, they were naked, running around and they kept throwing their pacifiers at me. I could tell they were going to be fun. They were 2 years old.
Dad and Mom only spoke Swenska at home so I did eventually understand some of what they said. Dad was a CEO at a Silicon Valley Company and Mom also worked as a Engineer in the Silicon Valley. They had a lovely home, but what struck me, and what I really liked, was how simple they were. I learned a lot from them - about money. They always paid cash for their new vehicles. Did not use credit. They also were vegetarians so I learned to make v-meals for the children. She used to suggest that I write a vegetarian cookbook for children since there really wasn't that many at the bookstores back in the 90s.
Mom could be high-strung and overly protective at times. But I knew how to eventually handle her. She actually turned out to be a Mom I respect. She just was overwhelmed at first! We came head to head many times in that first year but I came to be a very important person in their family as their twins grew and they added another child to the fold. I was Grandma - the kids referred to me as their Gr-Nanny.
I still go down once or twice a year now, to stay with them as a friend/Gr-Nanny. The twins are now in High School. They will be 16 years old at the end of April.
I loved being a Nanny to this family and had we NOT had a family tragedy, that had us moving north, I would still be there as her personal assistant. It was the BEST JOB I ever had.