1) "Anything can happen, if you let it".
2) "I will stay until the wind changes".
I always felt that my role, as a nanny, was multi-faceted - I was an educator; a counselor; a boo-boo fixer; a cook, a chauffeur; an architect; a swim coach; a fairy-godmother ... just to name a few. Nannies have to wear a lot of hats, and they must have a degree in "multi-tasking", as well.
A message I have to nannies everywhere encapsulates my two, favorite sayings above:
Try to create a magical world for your "kids'' by having frequent conversations about their hopes and dreams ...help them use their imaginations to build their futures.
Also, remind children that life happens in seasons ... with every ending there is a new beginning - it's one of the circles of life. You want to soak up every moment with your "kids", but also have an undercurrent of understanding that nanny is there to serve a purpose for the time in the lives of a family that needs it. Once the wind changes, it's time for nanny to gently glide on to the next fated destination; and for the children to fulfill their destinies.
Nannies are an extension of Mom and Dad's eyes, ears and hearts. No matter where the wind blows, the memories live on forever ... make them as sweet as a spoonful of sugar.