Saturday, February 29, 2020

Help Wanted: Nanny

Daddy Steve:  I must admit that we've never considered ourselves to be baby or toddler people here at Gregoropolis.

Jennifer: Babies?  Oh, they're okay, I guess, but dogs make much better pets.
Daphne: And they're far easier to train.

Nevertheless, in 2019 both a toddler and a baby came to live with us.

Mikey: Hewwo!

Conner: Bloog!

To be completely honest, each was a bargain.  Mikey was just a fraction of what toddlers normally sell for, and Conner was essentially free.

Duncan: Hmmph...'bargain' is a subjective term.
Mikey: Thhhpptpt!!

Okay, so the kids were not terribly enthusiastic initially.  Understandably so, too.  Having very small kids in the house is a big adjustment.  Although Mikey and Conner are sweet little guys, they can cause a lot of trouble.

Sometimes they're well meaning...

Mikey: We mak'n psghetti!
Angelo: >Gasp!<
Giancarlo: That was the last jar of our special homemade sauce!

Sometimes they're not.

Holly Belle: Eeek!
Meghan: Not on the new wallpaper!

To say nothing of the extra work they created.

Wyatt: I can't believe how many diapers we have to wash.
Oliver: And the smell!  Blech!

As the D.A.D. (Designated Adult Doll), many of the responsibilities fell on Anthony.  Eventually, he had enough.

Anthony: I simply cannot deal with all of this!  I need help!
Uli: Ja, ve need help!

It was decided that a nanny was needed at Gregoropolis, and Anthony wasted no time in finding one.

Wendy: Hello, I'm Nanny Wendy.  I'm here to inquire about the position. 
I think you'll find that--
Anthony: Nice to meet you.  You're hired.
Nanny Wendy: Oh!  Wouldn't you like to--
Anthony: No.  You can start tomorrow.
Nanny Wendy: Well, alright, I--
Anthony: Unless today is too soon?!

It may have been a quick decision, but it was a good one.  It turns out that Nanny Wendy is a very capable girl.  She's quite tall, even for a 1980s girl.  This gives her a natural air of authority.

Emile: La fille ees ze Eiffel Tower of nannies.
James: Large and in charge!

Fortunately, Nanny Wendy is a very benevolent ruler of the nursery.  Mikey and Conner absolutely adore her.  They actually want to behave for her.

So, at least for the moment, peace is restored to Gregoropolis.

Holly Belle: I don't know how she tamed those little monsters.
Frederick Best not to question it.  Just be grateful.


Serenata said...

Aw how lovely they are. But thank goodness foe a live in Nanny. That must help a lot. .

Linda said...

Nanny Wendy seems to be very nice! I love her Nanny handbag too, it shows that she's a real Nanny and perfect for the job! :)

Dee said...

Nanny Wendy what a bonus to the household ! Seems like she knows her way around babies and Toddlers which will be so helpful for Anthony and of course the others.
I wonder if she worked for the Darling family when she was a dog.....