I recently posted a funny story on Facebook about our Au Pair, Jayde. Well, not so funny for me but funny nonetheless (the plumber mistook me for the Jayde's mother! Horrifying).
(Aside: I am a MUCH better Facebooker than I am a blogger. Facebook and Twitter are bad for blogging - instant gratification. I hardly ever blog any more, as you may have noticed, but I regularly update things on FB)
Anyway, after my FB update about the Au Pair story, a few people asked me whatever happened to Rose now that we have Jayde. (Jayde has been with us for almost a year now. She is studying part time to be a teacher and helps us out in the afternoon.). So I thought I would fill you all in.
Rose is very much still around. Rose lives with us, she is the children's other mother. I hope she will always be around! Jayde helps out with the 'admin' for the twins (school lifts / extra murals / homework) in the afternoon but Rose still looks after Max. Max and Rose are *this* close. They adore each other. Also, I couldn't do that to Jayde - unleash the terror that is Max on her.
I would never be able to do the work I do if it wasn't for Rose and Jayde's help. There is no way I could work a full day AND take and fetch the kids. Physically impossible to be in two places at once.
I am grateful every day for people like Rose and Jayde who form part of the village that helps me raise my children. We are truly lucky.