Friday, May 18, 2012

On the Hunt for Mary Poppins…

The time has come for me to return to work. And so begins the extensive search for a day care mum. I have already been searching for around 6 months. Why has it taken so long, you ask? I blame Mary Poppins – she was practically perfect in every way, why can't I find someone like her to look after my child?!

 Here's what I am looking for in my very own Mary Poppins: 
  1. She must not have a swimming pool in her backyard. For obvious reasons, I would prefer that my child not test out those expensive swimming lessons while I am at work.
  2. She must not have a dog larger than my son. A bull mastiff? Seriously? You want me to leave my child with you and your bull mastiff?    

  3. She must not have an older child who will take out my 1 year old if he gets between him and a toy. He already has an older brother at home thank you very much, and I don't have to pay for him!
  4. She must not have grass long enough to lose my child in. Again, he can get this at home for free.
  5. She must not live in a sweat box. Heard of those things that cool you down? They're called fans – get some! Even better, get some air con!
  6. There must be room to swing a cat around and not have it hit its head on both sides of the play area.
  7. She must adore my child and make comments that he is the cutest child she has ever seen in her life (or words to that effect)…
  8. And perhaps get my child to take his medicine with just a spoonful of sugar wouldn't hurt… oh wait, that's Mary Poppins again, isn't it?



    Do you think my standards are too high? What criteria do you have for the carers of your children?




  1. Not at all. I know the perfect day care mum but alas she is in Maroochydore :s she would be my Mary Poppins :)

    1. That would be a bit of a long drive... he he. :)

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