Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Workin' 9 to 5!

The assignment - This week tell us about your favorite or least favorite job that you've had OUTSIDE of the home (we know the hardest job is being a Mom). Or just take a minute to document the jobs you've had.

So here goes...

BY A MILE, my favorite job was the one I had in college - Let me set you up - I was sure - SO sure - that I wanted an office assistant "type" job. I wanted to dress up, wear nice shoes, and greet people in a lobby. Sounds just like me doesn't it? :) So, I did the campus-girl thing to do - and went to the co-op office. The administrator set me up with a profile - username, password and all - I remember it like it was yesterday... SO, that night, I logged into the database of jobs and decided to take a peek around, not just at the "officey" positions, but ALSO at the nanny "wanted ads." THANK GOD I did!!!

It read something like this, "Wanted: Nanny for newborn twin boys." I was immediately interested. I called the phone number, set up the appointment, and the rest is history. My first day on the job, they turned 7 weeks old. AND, they were 7 weeks prematures, so you do the math! I think they were only about 5 to 6 pounds. Ever hooked up to monitors to read their heart rate, they seemed quite comfortable while I rocked those sweet sleepers... I remember LOTS of cooing, diapering, feeding and loving. Oh, and before I get ahead of myself, I have to divulge this minor detail... I worked there WHILE the mother was there!!! JACKPOT!

Because I need to go and watch Idol, I'll end sooner than later ... So, I did this for 2 years, till the day I got married and left town. :)


Wendi said...

Oh what a great job! I am sure you were the best nanny EVAH!

Strommer Family said...

I didn't know that...that is very cool honestly the coolest part is that you thought from the very beginning that you could handle something like that!! Goodness knows I couldn't!! Keep updating...love all the news!!

nelsonjeneen said...

I didn't realize you were a nanny! That must have been a lot of work helping out with newborn twin boys. I did get your address from Troy. Thank so much.

Lauren said...

My first(and last) baby sitting job included the following:
1. Rich parents that had spoiled brats. (nuff said but I will continue)
2. 4 week old, 2, 3 and 5 yr. old
3. All sick
4. Vomit and screaming
5. Diarrhea covered infant, did I mention screaming?

Oh it was hell. It was actually me and my friend but she had left to go get us some lunch when all hell broke loose. It's stories like this that Joel would follow up with, "why do you hate children?" haha I totally don't!!! But from here on out I will only babysit my families children(that means you Hancocks) :-)

Wendi said...

Thinking of you guys all day.
Hope all is well. You are in our prayers.

Much love,
The Howards
Chad, Wendi, Chase, Claire, Cole (and Tar)

Katie said...

Thanks!:) I heard about baby Carter! good luck tomorrow,he's in my prayers! <3

Wendi said...

I left you another homework assignment on my blog. I promise when you complete this...I will send no more!

regina said...

Leah, it was so good to find you. I have enjoyed reading your blog. Wow! a nanny, i can't even imagine. I know that you were awesome though.

keep in touch and tell everyone that i said howdy!
regina wait