So last time you saw me I was standing outside Summer Hill Court waiting for the green-haired man to answer the door. He seemed thrilled once I said that I was there for the nanny position. He led me inside so we could chat about the position and my experience with children.
Broc Root was his name and he had three girls that he needed someone to watch while he was busy with work. …hmm reminds me of my parents expect we had to fend for ourselves. Anyway, he had just moved here from Meadow Glen and the girls’ old sitter couldn’t make the move with them so thus the need for a new nanny. Broc said that the transfer wasn’t permanent, but Broc didn’t know when he would be transferred again.
I explained that it was alright and that I just needed a job to support my own children.
Broc smiled, but then restated that the nanny position would require me to live in the spare room. I nodded and then slowly asked, “I understand… but my children are in social services and I need to get them legally back before the week is through. So I thought… perhaps if they could live here as well.”
Broc was silent at this request for what felt like hours. “That’s Fine.” He said courtly, “but you have to make sure you are on top of your job and my girls come first. And I better not hear your children when I’m working. Then we two are going to have a problem.” Broc sighed and then flatly stated, “you owe me.” I nodded in agreement since what other option did I have? I mean I wanted to see my babies again.
Broc then explained the rules of the house and the girls’ to me. They were still at their after school activities; I would meet them later.
“I can show you your room now I suppose” Broc said after looking at his watch, “The girls will be home soon.”
I smiled and nodded. I would be able to get my babies back! The thought filled me with glee and so I followed Broc upstairs with a pep in my step.
Broc showed me my room, it was quite. There was room for a bunk bed for my Page and Marco. “This will be your room; there is a bathroom right over there,” he said gesturing to the right.
A slam was heard from downstairs followed by a “Daaad! We’re home!”
Broc stepped out into the hallway and shouted back, “Go sit on the couch girls, your new nanny is here!”
Broc turned to me and ushered me to follow, so I did.
Three young girls sat on the couch just like their father asked.
“From left to right, Allison, Ania, and Abigail.” Broc said to me and then to his daughters, “This is Mrs. Knight.”
“Miss” I corrected.
“Miss Knight,” Broc repeated correcting his mistake, “she will be your new nanny. She has two children your age that will be living here as well. You listen to her while I’m working.”
All three nodded and then shifted their attention from their father to me. I smiled and walked over to the couch next to them.
“I’ll leave you to it then.” Broc mumbled as he left for his study.
“Hi girls,” I greeted.
Allison just looked at me and then smiled slowly, Ania turned and regarded me with an even smaller smile, and Abigail just glanced at me. …ugh, hopefully they weren’t always like this. I mean they are children so wouldn’t they be more energetic?
“Soo…” I started trying to think of a question to perhaps get to know them a little more. But before I could say anything, Abigail hopped up from the couch and flatly stated, “I have homework to do.” and walked away.
Ania and Allison sat for a moment and then said at the same time, “So do we.” And they left me alone. I sat there for a moment dumbfounded that the girls didn’t even ask anything of me or really respond to me at all. Oh well I guess… I suppose I’ll have to work on that later.
After two days had passed and I got a bunk bed for Page and Marco; I called up the social services and told them I had everything they required for me to get my children back. They agreed and said that they would be dropped off at the house the next day.
I was so excited! I waited for the bus that day hoping it would come sooner than later.
There they were! My babies! Err well, children.
I gave each of them a hug and told them how much I loved them and was glad that I could finally see them again.
Everything was going to be okay now that my babies were with me again!