Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Celebrating One Year of Someone Else Raising My Baby

Alright, Jellybean Fans (we need to come up with a cool name for you, like 'Claymates' or 'Potterphiles', only way less lame - how about, 'Beanheads'? No? Too insulting?), I need your help; one week from Friday will mark the anniversary of my awesome, sweet, Jelly-loving Nanny arriving at Le Maison de Haricot. One year she's been with us, can you believe that? Let me rephrase so you can understand the significance; for ONE WHOLE YEAR, someone has lived with me for five days a week, WITH ME, a known crazy person, and had me for a boss. Me. Quirky, crazy, and foible-licious. Bossy, hypersensitive, critical, and extremely unpredictable when it comes to the life and times of Jellybean-raising. So I need to come up with something really, really, nice for her.

I figure I'll 'help' Jenny make her some sort of cutesy hand-made card, with like handprints or footprints or boogers or something. And of course it goes without saying that there will be homemade cake of some kind. But what else? A gift certificate doesn't adequately say, 'I Love That You Love My Child and Take Real Good Care of Her So That I Never Worry'. I would never buy her accessories, or books, or music. She rents a tiny room, so I don't want to get her anything that will add to the clutter. And the house isn't hers, so anything like a magnetic fun-foam picture frame for the fridge is out of the question (you laugh, but I adore making fun-foam magnetic picture frames. You just may be on the receiving end one day, so watch out).

Please, please give me your best most brilliantest ideas for a terrific individual.

Here are some stats on her to help you out:
  • She's Mormon (so no porn or caffeine)
  • She has very pretty shoulder-length dark hair that she straightens (I just wanted to point out that I made the tragic mistake of hiring a good-looking nanny, and I've been very unhappy with my scraggly dishwater-brown hair lately)
  • She is usually in jeans, a polo, and flip-flops (if you got barfed on all day long, so would you)
  • She has a 14-month old baby boy who has a stinky butt (seriously, that dude empties a room)
  • She roadtrips to Virginia frequently to visit her Baby Daddy, whom she is engaged to (so maybe some sort of cheesy wedding planner? The wedding won't be for a few years, less or more depending on good behavior)
  • She doesn't like a lot of TV, or read any magazines, or have many hobbies other than Being a 21-Year Old Single Working Mother Just Struggling to Make it Through Each Day
  • She listens to country music
  • She doesn't like massages or mani/pedis (weird, huh?)

So there you have it. Please help.

In other news, Tata's niece is in town, and it's been a blast hanging out with her. She's very sweet with Jelly, and The Bean adores her. She even shared a booger with her, which we thoughtfully left at the swimming pool for others to appreciate.

Fletcher and Sissy, Bestest Buds, back when I had much happier hair

5 comments:

marit said...

Your hair is stunningly awesome in that photo. How did you do that?!?

Barb said...

How about tickets to some sort of country music festival and a gift certificate for free babysitting when she goes?

Billy said...

What about jewlery? A nice necklace or earings etc? Or one of those things you put in the bath tub for a nice long relaxing pampering bath?

And I like what Jenny will give her!

Shannon said...

I know she wants pictures in November so a gift certificate would probably be loved. I can make you a pretty one. :-)

Chris said...

Holy crap! No porn or caffeine?!?