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Thursday, January 19, 2006
I heart Nannies
I cannot get enough of nannies. Nanny 911 and Supernanny are two of my favourite shows to watch... These are followed closely by Crash Test Mommy.

Why do I love these shows? Because they make me feel like a wonderful parent. Normally I feel really bad when I'm judgemental... but these people... these people!! First of all they WANT to be on TV... and the behaviour of the PARENTS. Oh. My. Gosh. I'm watching this family tonight and I'm almost in tears because of the behaviour of the parents - they yell and hollar and scream. Every time I can't wait until the nanny reams out the parents.

I remember going through some rough times as a parent. I was a single mom. A broke single mom. I struggled to make ends meet and when I failed I would become very stressed out. But at no point did I scream and yell and berate my child. Maybe it's because these parents expect the other parent to rescue them. Personally I think that they just don't see themselves for what they are, abusive and repulsive.

Tonight this poor little boy just started crying when the Nanny left. He knew in the bottom of his little boy heart that this lady had made a huge difference in his life. Before his parents yelled at him and treated him unfairly and then suddenly this woman comes in and things change. It just broke my heart.

There are rules I have about parenting:

Don't get me wrong, but I am NOT the perfect parent. But I feel a helluva lot more confident about my parenting skills after watching these shows.

  The Writing Mother
  posted at 8:29 PM
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1 Comments:
At 12:44 AM, Blogger Carl In Japan said...

I also enjoyed watching those shows, but for completely different reasons. For some reason I got a huge kick out of the child on child combat. Don't get me wrong I think beating children is wrong, but when they do it to each other it brings me back to my own childhood. There's nothing better than witnessing a five year old deliver a two handed Etch-a-Sketch to his older brothers skull. Does that make me a bad person?

 

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