British Nannies: They’re Not All Nice

August 4th, 2010  |  by  |  Published in Uncategorized

British parents! Wake up! Those foreign nannies you and your neighbors have been hiring (says the ever-class-conscious, and ever-classy, Daily Mail) all think their employers are lazy, sleazy, snooty, and lousy parents. More particularly, the mothers are inattentive and annoying, and the fathers are horndog creeps.

Time to quit importing the help, this seems to suggest, and go back to domestic domestics. Mary Poppins, please get out your umbrella and fly back.

N.B.: In Britain, this is tabloid fodder. In the U.S., it’s just crying out for a TV reality-show deal. “The Real-Life Nanny Diaries: New York City Edition.” And L.A. edition, and Miami edition, and so on, and so on. I might have to watch it, too. Strictly for Dadwagon research, of course.


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