Monday, November 5, 2012

Show and Tell Monday

We had an awesome weekend. 

We saw Cloud Atlas in IMAX and it was pretty awesome (especially because I haven't seen an IMAX movie since I was 12).

We also explored Seattle with my best friend E, who flew in from Japan, and ate some yummy cupcakes.  We even went on the underground city tour.  I've never done it before and it was incredibly interesting.  If you like history or Seattle it's a pretty fun tour!

Now, to our scheduled program.

I'm linking up with Becky for a little Show and Tell.

1. Tell us what you studied in college. Is your job now related to what you studied?
I have a B.A. in elementary education and a minor in music.  I actually studied music education for the first two years of college, but then decided that I would have more options with an elementary degree instead (thus taking me 5 years to complete).  My job now is a nanny so it is, in a way, related to what I went to college for.

2. Tell us what your everyday job looks like.
It really depends on the day.  Prepare for a long-short story.
Usually I get there at 7, wake up T (she's 8) and get her ready for school.  When J wakes up (she's 4) I hang out with her and we watch cartoons, eat breakfast, and get ready for the day.  J has preschool for a couple hours on Tues. and Thurs. and gymnastics on Tues.  T has gymnastics everyday except Wed. after school and M (she's 13) has gymnastics on Mon. and Wed. after school.  My days really vary depending on the weather (whether we go out somewhere or stay inside and do crafts/something else) and what everyone else has going on.

Some days I have to be there at 5 am and then, if there's school, I have to get the 3 older girls ready in the morning.  It sounds like a lot of work/running around, but I love my job.  It is pretty awesome.  See the next question.

3. Do you have a picture of you at work? Show us.
I have a couple that I love.  They're pretty self-explanatory.  The youngest, J, is pretty adorable and the picture on the right kind of melts my heart because those two goofballs are just amazing.

4. In 10 years, what do you see yourself doing? Same thing? More? Tell us.
In 10 years I really hope to be a stay-at-home mom with at least two kids.  Ideally, depending on when we have these kids, I'd be a full-time SAHM, but I wouldn't mind being a part-time teacher or something.  Then I could teach part-time and come home and work with my kids.  I just really want to get my kids going during the first years of their lives (I'm thinking until they're 7 or so) in a good and healthy way.  Public schools scare me a little nowadays.

5. Tell us what you have learned, and what {if any} recommendations you may have for those looking to go into the field you are in.
Well, if you're looking to be a nanny my first suggestion is to make sure that you meet/know the family you are getting into.  Ask LOTS of questions.  I was a nanny for a single mom for about two weeks and, to be nice, it ended up not working out because of VERY different views on things.  Seriously though, ask questions about what the family expects from you, what rules they have for their kids, etc.  I'm so lucky to have an awesome family right now that my friend was a nanny for previously.  I couldn't ask for a better job!

What about your job?


  1. I love the idea of being a SAHM too... I had a mom that was around for me so it just seems right to me.

    Here's hoping the next 10 years are good to us!

  2. I'd love to eventually be a SAHM too. I've worked in a couple daycare settings and have seen a lot of kids there from open to close, and that's not what I want for my kids.

  3. Sounds like a fun day in Seattle. Was it Trophy Cupcakes? (my fav :) the seattle underground is so much fun, some day i want to do the night version


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