As someone who has been a nanny for many years now, at a certain point I started to think and act different. If you are a nanny, or know someone who nannies, these are five things you can relate too.
1. You always have food
I always have some type of food in my car. Whether it be snacks or full on meals for the boys so they aren't ever hungry before their after school activities. Or for me when I'm running around with the boys.
2. You're an Honorary soccer mom
The amount of time I spend getting the boys ready for soccer practice, making sure they have a water bottle, shin guards, the right practice uniform. Then getting them to soccer practice, watching practice or getting them ready for games. Because of all of this, I have justly earned the title of honorary soccer mom.
3. You're constantly on a schedule
Part of being a nanny is staying on schedule. You need to be at certain places at specific times. That's literally your job. Being on a tight schedule ensures you're on time, which is a huge win for everyone.
4. You're a master of the Carpool
I used to HATE the school carpool when I first started nannying, it was a foreign concept. Now, I know exactly what times I need to be there and get in my spot in the line. It's also cool being able to wave to the crossing guards and having them recognize you.
5. You have a mom mindset
My friends make fun of me because there's so much I know about kids and parenting. I keep a first aid kit in my car, have taken CPR class, and know a lot about schools. I'm up to date with all the cool trends, and can tell what kids like and don't like. But in the same sense I'm also able to discipline kids and know how to get things done.