Believe in Fairies!Posted: January 27, 2015 Filed under: Miss Cheryl, Tales 1 Comment
Last Spring I had the good fortune of hearing from my pal and former nanny (now mommy/nanny/fairy enthusiast) about the Faerieland exhibit at the Zilker Botanical Gardens. I immediately though of Rebel and how much fun he would have scoping out whatever magic existed in such a place. Since he and I had two days per week together while big brother Doc was in school, it was the perfect late morning activity! Read the rest of this entry »
Pic Post: DandelionsPosted: March 17, 2014 Filed under: Miss Cheryl, Tales 1 Comment
My nannying charges are always showering me with gifts, mostly of the “found” nature. I receive rocks, am presented with feathers, am given acorns, marbles, pieces of string, the sky is the limit! I cherish each of these gifts, appreciating the sweet sentiments behind each little offering.
My Funny ValentinesPosted: March 10, 2014 Filed under: Miss Cheryl, Tales Leave a comment
Enjoy Ella Fitzgerald’s gorgeous voice as you give this a read!
The “Month of Love” is all too short in my opinion. March comes way too soon after the month of Valentine’s Day. But I can’t complain, as my February was filled with all kinds of love, especially from my nannying charges. As previously stated I am a big celebrator of Valentine’s Day, and bring love-themed treats to all my nannying homes, this year, in the form of cookies, candies, and Valentine-y books. Read the rest of this entry »
Tidbit from the KidwitsPosted: February 21, 2014 Filed under: Miss Cheryl, Tales | Tags: kiddo, kids, nanny, pantsing, pulling down pants, Rebel 1 Comment
While playing catch with Doc, I noticed Rebel was trying with some urgency to pull down my sweatpants(yep, Miss Cheryl the fashion plate!).
Me: “Why are you pulling down my pants, dude?”
Rebel: “Because I looove you!”
Ha! Once I stopped laughing, I firmly but good-naturedly informed him that sometimes, loving someone means letting her keep her pants on. I feel that this lesson can’t be learned young enough these days. Boys are getting fresher and fresher!
My Most Favorite ValentinePosted: February 14, 2014 Filed under: Miss Cheryl, Tales 3 Comments
(click here for a love song to accompany this post!)
Valentine’s Day is here! A day to celebrate love in all its myriad forms: the love of friends, significant others, family, pets, chocolate, romantic comedies, romantic tear-jerkers, chocolate-covered anything, all of the world is in love with love on Valentine’s Day. Your Mrs. Cheryl is no exception. Read the rest of this entry »
Pic Post: Stuck on Me!Posted: November 12, 2013 Filed under: Miss Cheryl, Tales | Tags: Doc, kiddos, nanny, Rebel, reward stickers Leave a comment
While spending the day with Doc and Rebel, Rebel felt I was doing such a good job that he rewarded me with, not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR reward stickers! This is the kind of sincere praise that makes happy my nannying days!
Lean BackPosted: September 23, 2013 Filed under: Miss Cheryl, Tales, Tips, Tunes | Tags: Boss lady, infant care, lean back, Mr. Nice Guy, nanny, Sassafras 2 Comments
I spend most of most days on my feet. Whether I’m chasing kiddos around, fixing them meals, tidying up after them, taking them from one activity to the next, nannying is a highly physical job. One of the many ways it is beneficial to me is that it prevents anything resembling a sedentary work routine. Some studies have hypothesized negative health effects resulting from sitting at a desk all day. No risk of that here! In fact, one of the most rigorous workouts I experience in a day isn’t during my post-nannying runs, but during childcare. Read the rest of this entry »
100Posted: September 17, 2013 Filed under: Miss Cheryl, Tales | Tags: 100th post, Doc, nanny, Rebel, Supernanny 2 Comments
As my 100th Y’all Behave post approached, I began to think of all the 100s in my nannying life. So many things seem either few and far between, or incalculable, but then others approach that round number with almost complete accuracy. For example, when Rebel for a period of weeks, and for whatever reason, requested, “Hundred kisses please,” after every smooch. Or when Doc asked me, “Cheryl, how heavy are you? Like 100 pounds?” to which I of course replied, “Yes honey, if anyone asks, Miss Cheryl is 100 pounds.” Read the rest of this entry »