Stages & Thoughts

Stages & Thoughts

A Story by Kathryn Smith

Inside the mind of a Nanny.


First Stage: The beginning

Before the job:

4:30PM What should I wear? Never show your cleavage. Do I look like a messy teenager?

I'll go for the fun look! Never will I ever dress like Ms Frizzle though..that woman was nuts.

I'm so tired...I wish I could stay home and eat chocolate and embrace my inner Beyoncé.


4:50 PM Crap! Job is at 5:15! I need to go! Where are my keys? Where the hell are my keys?? UGH I'm so hungry...Screw dinner, I'll just steal food there....

5:10PM: I'm too early, time to drive around the neighborhood! Oh my word...look at these houses!!! What do these people do for a living to afford these suckers? I want that one..NO! I want THAT ONE!

5:15 Sharp: I'm here!! I genuinely hate knocking on doors. Knock Knock Knock*...No answer.

KNOCK* No answer. Stands in awkward silence* What do I do?? Do I just barge in? Are these people deaf? How can they not hear my knocking!? Sigh. I'll knock really loud and just walk in...

5:27PM: Okay. Ya'll wanted me at 5:15. WHY ARENT YOU GONE YET. I hate making uncomfortable small talk. Go have fun so I can be super nanny!

Stage 2: The Fun

5:40PM: Now this is the life! I haven't laughed so hard in ages! How can anyone be so cute?!

5:50pm I could play doctor all day, awww look at their faces! They're enjoying this! I got them both belly laughing...and that kind of laugh could cure anything.

6:15PM: I swear to God if you wack me over the head or pretend to kill me with that sword one more through the pain! Laugh! Remember: You're in control. YOU are the BOSS.

6:20PM: Make a mental note to write down what he just said, that was the funniest thing ever!

: Okay, time to get them to wind down. Time to tell an epic story.

6:35PM I'm hungry. Should I steal fruit snacks? I think I have an addiction.

7:00:PM Pajama time! Whohoooo!

7:30PM: Are the people who create children's television shows ever on any type of drug?? Who thinks of this stuff?? This is genius!

7:40PM: Awwww...look at his eyes...he's getting sleeeppyyyyy

7:50PM:  You aren't brushing your teeth quite right..but hey. Youre learning. Please don't spit on me.

8:20PM: All cuddled up. Here we go! The race is on. I bet you will fall asleep first, and you second. 

Stage 3:The End

8:30PM: We're still awake, and you don't want to sleep. Time to crack down.

8:40PM: Okay, you're not going to sleep..youre obviously wide awake. Do I smell poop? I should change your diaper.

9:00PM: We've moved to the living room. And you're still tossing an turning. UGH. GO. TO SLEEP!!! One day, you will look back and wonder why you ever hated going to sleep..

9:20PM: Almost there....almost there....leave the room without a peep. I think she's finally asleep.

9:40PM: Was that a noise? Is she awake?

9:50PM: "Tatryn!" Dear God...She's still awake!...uuugghhhhh

10:00PM: Finalllyyyy....after all that tossing and turning, she's finally asleep...and tomorrow she's going to be an absolute monster.

10:15PM:  I'm going to go check on They look so peaceful. I hope they had fun tonight.

10:16PM: Will they remember me when they're my age? Will they ever really know how much I loved them? Heart bursts*

10:30PM: Okay. I'm ready to go home.

10:45PM: I'm hungry....Sneaks to cupboard and smuggles fruit snacks into purse* Sorry not sorry! I love these things! Plus I'm saving your children from getting fat...

10:50PM: I'm cold...

11:00PM: Where are they??! What are they doing??

11:25PM: I'm so bored. I'm going to clean some of this house.

11:35PM. Kay. I reealllyyy want to go home now. Time to text half of my contacts!

11:45PM: The garage door! They're HERE!! :D

12:00AM Thanks for having me...enjoy your monster tomorrow! She and he both had a great night.


© 2017 Kathryn Smith

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Aw man I love they style of this, very fluid writing.

Posted 11 Months Ago

I loved this! I just went through this today and I just feel glad I am not the only one who thinks all this lol.

Posted 11 Months Ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this, even had a few good laughs. I especially enjoyed the transition from frantic rushing to the soothing pleasures of play time. Nice work!

Posted 11 Months Ago

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A unique style of writing!

Posted 11 Months Ago


Posted 11 Months Ago

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This was really a refreshing and fun read for me! I love the go to sleep bit lol seriously one day they WILL look back and miss getting to sleep in no time :p

Cool piece, Kat!

Posted 11 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kat, your words are like brush strokes painting a picture for the reader to enjoy and relate to.

Add this to your piece called "Imagination" and we see your wonderful affinity and talent for looking after small children.

Posted 11 Months Ago

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Added on August 10, 2017
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