This is an ethical puzzle. When the Nanny is living in my home, do I as a concerned mother and as an employer, have the right to snoop?
My son is my darling and the light of my life. I need to work, especially since I have gone through an expensive, painful divorce. Bloody, fecking ex …. He is such a parasite. Worse than the ivy in the walled garden.
Am so delighted that my little darling is achieving academic success, in the group projects and in his tests at primary school. He is pretty good at playing tag rugby. The school principal says that he has great social skills, and that my baby is popular with both the other students and with the teachers. Nanny supervises him, when he is doing his homework and gives him assistance with Geography, English or whatever, as he requires it. I have to help him with Maths, as she is lousy with that.
The Nanny has been rather moody a lot recently. Chopping carrots and slicing turnips with vigour and venom, burning extra virgin olive oil on the frying pan …, refusing to cancel going to her stupid choir practice, when I wanted to do some late night shopping at Brown Thomas … She writes about her feelings and thoughts in a spiritual journal, that her good pal, the priest, gave her for her birthday.