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A modern Mary Poppins with pizzazz…

My life is one adventure after another. Most people who know me know that I love to cook. My love of cooking has lead me down a new path. While planning is underway for my next international adventure…I have taken a job as a nanny for a few months.

My days are filled with schedules and keeping three kids on track. Cooking and washing dishes with fancy rubber gloves. Baking cookies and cakes and thinking of creative snacks, lunches, and dinners. I don’t know that my life has ever been this active. Activities ranges from reading books to jumping on the trampoline playing crack the egg and playing soccer on a wet lawn, life is go go go!

Afternoons are spent with the six year old, who is very curious and asks many questions. Over lunch one day we had a debate over canned mushroom soup, he is certain there are two kinds because the labels are different, while I tried to explain just the labels are different. As I am stirring the soup on the stove he pipes up and says, ‘Well maybe forty years ago there was only one kind of mushroom soup!’ I am still giggling at this comment. 🙂 He is fun and keeps me entertained. I had not anticipated feeling second fiddle to an iPad. I much prefer the humorous comments of this little guy to the silence in the house when the iPad is charged.

The days are long, busy and filled with noise. My once quiet world has shifted into multiple hours of laughter, crafts and curious questions. I have to say I am enjoying every minute of it.

When I return to my quiet home at the end of the work day, I have new respect for solitude and the unconditional love of my cat. Once again I am reminded of being grateful for what I have and the wonderful people who enter my life and fill my days with joy and laughter.

Until the next adventure…
ciao ciao

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