Tuesday, September 4, 2007

For those who don't know what I do for a living, (well half a living) I nanny for a family with two kids. This here is Conner, two years old, and autistic. It's super difficult to deal with him, since they can't communicate, and think/act like the usual two year old. But....it's also super rewarding when all he wants to do is cuddle :D He's using more eye contact with me now...which is an awesome step! He still throws a lot of fits, but again...i'm not getting bit anymore! We like to run around the counter, jump on the trampoline holding hands, watch Spongebob, play on the train at the mall, and just throw tiny marbles down a chute that we make ourselves.
Then there's Jessie (i'll get a picture later) whos 7 and as sweet as can be! Today she started first grade...and was estatic this morning! Although she was VERY worn out when we picked her up at the bus stop. They "had hot dogs for lunch today, and watched a shapes and colors movie". Wow....wish I was in first grade again...;) Jess is a really big help with Conner, and has an imagination that makes up for my non-imaginative old brain!
I came to this job thinking....well...not sure what I was thinking. haha At about 10 nearly every morning...I wonder what on earth im doin...but like I said...i KNOW exactly what I'm doin when we all can connect with eachother. Plus Friday...pay day. ;)


Ashley said...

He is so cute. But I'm sure with Autism he can be a bit to deal with. I remember those days, but in the end it is SO rewarding. I'm jealous though, it sounds like you have a pretty cool job. 2 weeks and counting....YEH! **Big Squeezes**

Jeff & Aleigh said...

What a super rewarding job!!! I'm sure you're great at it, even though it can tend to be difficult!!