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Job started

January 21st, 2009 at 03:01 pm

Today was my first day at my "new job". I am sitting/nanny to 2 little ones. Some weeks I will be there 1 day, and next week I will be there 5 days. But, on the average it will be for 3 days a week. I must say, they are cute! I think this job will work out very well.

3 Responses to “Job started”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    That's fantastic! I'm glad to hear that your first day went well.

  2. cptacek Says:

    how are you going to do that and home school at the same time?

  3. mom-from-missouri Says:

    Easy, it is a homeschooling moms dream job.

    I will be working 9:00 or 9:30-3. On days my husband is off, the kids will stay with him and he will school them. (he works 12 hour shifts--3 on and 3 off). Most weeks I will only be there 3 days, and he will be home either 1 or 2 of those days.

    On days he works, I will take my children with me. My kids are old enough to school without constant assistance--they are 5th grade and 7th grade.

    Her kids also sleep from 12:30-2:30. They go down very easy--I put the little boy in his crib and he got his blanket, closed his eyes and was out. The little girl falls asleep with her bottle (rocking) after lunch.

    So, most days I can work with my girls after 12:40 on schoolwork. Prior to that, they can do their free reading (60 minutes a day), needlework, play a game (we have several math bingo and english bingo type games and other educational games), watch a video (our library has a science/animal series and an inventions series we are currently watching) and start on their work.

    They live 4 blocks from the homeschool coop which we attend on Fridays from Feb thru April. So, we can bike/stroller or drive there and they will go with us. Many homeschool families watch kids and the nursery will take them during teaching hours. (coop is from 12:30-4:30).

    The mom is wanting me to work with the oldest (2 yrs) as well. Yesterday we did some colors and counting.

    Homeschooling isn't a constant sit down and study for 7 hours like it is in schools. It is more relaxed, less stressful, very flexible and portable. Each girl has a tote their things travel in.

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