[New York, June 27. Image via Flynet]
Why the Hell Did Someone Hire a White Guy to Read an Essay That Begins 'I'm a Southern Black Woman'?
My two cents: If you're not actually working, you should be with your kids. They look ridiculous tagging behind the nanny brigade. That cell phone stopping you from pushing the stroller?
On the other hand, I'm a little embarrassed to defend the multiple nanny structure. If your kids are spread apart in age, their needs during the day can be very different, and the baby may need to nap while the big kid wants to go to the park. Yes, you'll say, that's how we learn to compromise early in life blah blah, but sibling rivalry is no suprise after the 18th time to big kid is told that we have to watch noggin AGAIN until the baby wakes up and then, oops, baby needs to eat, and holy whatnot, now it's time for dinner and bed, no park for you. True this can be solved with an occasional teenage babysitter, not a full-time nanny, but it's at least a reason. Now, their kids are all like 9 mos apart, so maybe not as compelling. But they need time for the fucking, don't they?