It’s been a year since I started working as a nanny. That is unbelievable. I feel like I just got out of Chick-fil-A.

Today went much better. No screaming fits. She always seems to do better when I’m the one to get her up instead of Valorie getting her and then having to leave a few minutes later. She’ll say “Mama?” and I’ll say “Mama’s at work. She’ll be home in a little bit.” and then she’ll say “Bit.” For some reason, that always cracks me up and I try to get her to repeat it. After awhile she just looks at me like “You’re dumb.” But she’s always okay with it when I get her up. *shrug*

Now she’s in the phase of not wanting to wear clothes. I remember Mikayla going through that phase when she was around the same age. So Reegan just wanders around in her diaper. It’s pretty funny to watch. Sometimes I’ll give her her clothes and she’ll sit there for 15-20 minutes, just trying to figure out how to get them on.

Lynda has started wanting to watch her at Lynda’s house so I took her over there this afternoon. We were sitting at a light right outside their neighborhood and this truck pulled up next to us. Next thing I hear are kissing sounds and that drunk hill-billy laugh that you always hear in movies where the hero is about to get in a barfight with the guy who won’t leave his girl alone. They said something that I didn’t quite catch and I continued to ignore them. Then they *still* weren’t moving when the arrow turned green so to make it completely apparent that I was ignoring them, I turned back toward Reegan and started talking to her and stroking her leg. They finally pulled away. I was so annoyed. The rest of the drive, I prayed over Reegan that she wouldn’t have to face many of the pains that me and my friends have gone through at the hands of men like that.

Reegan is probably going to be coming to VBS with me so some of you will get to meet her. It looks like my character can just have a daughter for 3 days. 🙂

I told Valorie about applying for school and she said to let her know what I needed to do. She said that her schedule was flexible. This job is such a blessing. Here’s to my first year as a nanny. 🙂