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Narration: More reason why you shouldn’t take your nanny for granted

A friend visited from the United States recently and as we caught up over coffee, my phone beeped. I ignored, it beeped again, I ignored once more. The caller didn’t give up, the beeping continued. I was so engrossed in our conversation I didn’t want any form of interruption so I decided to put the phone on silent.

As I fumbled on which button to press, I realised the beeping number was a little familiar. I had the phone’s software updated a few days before and in the process I lost a few contacts which I was still trying to recover. I decided to call back and to my surprise it was the nanny. The little one had a cold that was taking a toll on her so she was calling to let me know how she was fairing.

After my conversation with the nanny, my friend mentioned how lucky I was to have someone to take care of my baby while I’m at work or having coffee with friends. At first her statement sounded a bit off until she took me through her life as a mother in the US. Affording a nanny there is a reserve for the chosen few like the Kardashians and Beyoncé’s.

Her story got me thinking how my life would be if I didn’t have someone to leave behind with my child when I’m at work or when I have errands to run over the weekends. Sometimes we get too comfortable with things we have until we forget what they mean to us. What’s that one thing you take for granted but can’t live without?

Have a thoughtful weekend

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