Whenever I have the chance to read Nanny and Me to a classroom full of children, or a bubbly audience at a city summer fest, I hear that former exclamation over and over ... Music to my ears! The kiddos are reflecting back my exact, intended message for my book -- resonation. They "get it" because they think that I, as well, "get it". And, I'd like to think I do!
What makes me even happier is knowing that these sweet munchkins are being looked after by nannies, babysitters, etc that are creating beautiful worlds for them; growing their hearts; and becoming a part of their precious childhood memories.
Any day that I get to speak or interact with children is my favorite day ... It brings me back to center and reminds me that this book - my labor of love - is becoming an educational tool in households in Chicago and beyond. It's my hope that children are reading N&M with wishes of fun and love floating through their dreams and minds. On every page, I'm reminding you - my honorary kiddos - that there's a great, big world out there that your Nanny can't wait to show you. And, oh boy, the memories you'll make will be priceless.
What adventures will you have next?! The best is yet to come ...