This whole issue is brought up to me on a DAILY basis. It's been the bane of my existence since I've been here in Peru. I get asked every where I go " 3 kids? Seriously? Where's your nannies (plural.) I've mentioned this before in a earlier post that people here have an average of 1 1/2 kids. 3 kids and 3 so close in age is unheard of. My pediatrician (after I yelled at my kids for making too much noise in the waiting room) asked me why I didn't have a nanny and made it fairly clear it would be a good idea. My doctor (who has been helping control my thyroid) also asked me why I didn't have one. I thought to myself "is it the amount of kids I have or the way I act with my kids that is making everyone ask? Don't answer that!)
Anyway, the nanny thing is just not for me though on days in might be nice :) Well the other day at the park I finally "heard it all." A bunch of the nannies play with the kids at the park across from our house and we have gotten to know them. Well I was talking to one that Lee had met previously and who's dog Sofia LOVE's to play with. I asked her which kid was the one she watched and she just said "oh, just this dog." I looked at her for a second, went through my Spanish dictionary in my head and questioned her again. Her answer was the same. So then my question was "THIS DOG IS WHO YOU NANNY?" Oh and there was NO hiding the surprise in my voice. We talked about this for a while and I walked home saying to myself "where in the world am I, they have nannies for dogs!"
Well that's it, nothing else profound to say except when you think you've heard it or seen it all something will most likely surprise you around the corner. Love to all