For those of you who don’t know, Thing 1 and Thing 2 have been living with us for 10 months now. They’re my husband’s parents from Moldova and it’s been kind of like raising teenagers. They don’t drive, they’re learning all about life in a new country, they’ve been attending English class full-time and needing homework help…
It’s been a trial of massive proportions some days. There are cultural barriers, language barriers, misunderstandings, hurt feelings, kids being confused… We’ve worked hard to be a big, multi-generational, multi-lingual, multi-cultural family but it hasn’t been easy.
And starting October 10th things are going to get a whole lot easier. Thing 1 just got a job as a live-in nanny! A wonderful family is having a new baby and unfortunately the mom is going to spend the first few months of the baby’s life undergoing chemo. It’s early stage breast cancer and the prognosis is good, but they’ve hired my mother-in-law to step in, live with them, and take care of the new baby and things around the house. It’s the best of both worlds! She’ll be close enough that we can still spend time with her regularly but we won’t be tripping over each other in the hallway. And she’ll be earning a salary!
(Imagine me doing a happy dance…) My pseudo teenager got her first job!