I am planning how to spend eight weeks of doing nothing, nada, zero, chilling for hours in front of the TV, books, sun tanning my fine brown skin, nibbling at Python, discovering fun ways to irritate our old neighbor etc ooohhh what a summer I will have! I start my new job in September and this is the last summer of absolute freedom. I plan to utilize it passively and document it for future generations. Nothing demanding my time, except Facebook, Tetris and the balcony.
Speaking of Facebook; one of my Facebook friends broke up with me, removed me from her list of favorite people, unfriended me. All because I did the mundane thing of commenting negatively
honestly on one of her photos! Facebook does that to your relationships: “either you give me positive feedback on all my boring photos or you keep your honest fingers away from my wall!” A story for another day.
While I am planning how to deal with the difficult summer of doing nothing, others are planning how to make their entire lives difficult. By hiring/acquiring au pairs. I overheard a most disturbing conversation on the train today
. A woman telling her friend how she had picked her new au pair from the airport yesterday I was not eavesdropping, she was shouting. My personal opinion is that having an au pair is harder than a summer of doing nothing. Of course.
Scenario: Au pair is a young woman/girl who has not decided what to do with their summer/year/life. Au pair wants to spend this time of indecision and self discovery in your house. OR: au pair has decided she wants to pinch someone’s man and the best way is to live with this man. Of course, she does not inform you of this decision on the interview. Neither is it one of her future plans as listed on the CV. Of course not.
Shoot me or sue me! I am suspicious! in my defense, I have heard and read stories involving au pair. Stories I don’t care to remember or tell. By the way, are there any male au pairs? I would hire one of those.
My point? while I am doing nothing for two whole months, someone risks loosing their husband to a young nice looking, sizzling, damsel in need who speaks baaad Swedish
sexy Swedish that is and maybe some french or Spanish speaking french or Spanish is like whispering: take me take me take me without the words. I want to meet the man who can resist that! And poor woman sees it all coming and thinks: “my husband is not like that…bla bla bla” until it’s too late.
Only way I am getting an au pair for my potential little wonders is when I have decided I want some one to pinch my man whereby the easiest way is to find someone for him before I pack or jump.