Country Living Series

Monday, July 6, 2015

Portrait of a nanny

Older Daughter just sent us a formal nanny school portrait of herself and her classmates, decked out in full dress blues (well, dress blacks).


(She's front, right.)

21 comments:

  1. What a lovely picture.

    A modest, professional presentation. Very nice.

    Just Me

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  2. Oh, Patrice....you must be so proud! I was curious a few days ago, so I googled her school.....VERY impressive. I've been in the "kid" business for 25 years as an accredited child-care provider and PK-Grade 4 private school teacher. It's a rewarding career and I've NEVER been un-employed...regardless of any national economic ups or downs - there is ALWAYS a need for professionals in this field. Your daughter has chosen her future wisely. God Bless You and your Family, miss Jeanne in Arkansas.

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  3. Congratulations to oldest daughter! Congratulations to the parents as well. It's a nice feeling to have them "on their way" after years of homeschooling.

    A far better uniform than the Nanny Maria Borallo, Nanny to the Prince and Princess of Cambridge! Photo is here, slide quite a ways down to find it. http://www.hrhduchesskate.blogspot.com/

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  4. Impressive indeed! What a wonderful career choice for her. This is what comes from a child being raised by two (one of each, thank you!) godly parents who understand and pass on what a good work ethic is. You and Don raised a fine young woman who will, in her capacity as a Nanny raising other children, help make them decent members of society instead of burdens on society. Also, I love the uniforms. They are becoming and appropriate. Children need to see this while growing up. There is a time and a place to dress and act properly. Best wishes for Older Daughter and her classmates.

    Also, some extra stuff for her resumé: in a grid-down situation she will be able to teach her charges how to survive, and milk a cow, and can food, and raise chickens and how to tell a good egg from a bad egg and how to garden.... The list is endless. And priceless. ;-)

    God Bless,
    Janet in MA

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    1. Amen. And Janet is right that Older Daughter is not only well prepared for this career path but also so much more.
      Montana Guy

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  5. that's a wonderful photo and very professional!

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  6. Beautifully done, ladies!

    My very best wishes to you all as you embark on your new careers.

    A. McSp

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  7. Patrice,

    Be a proud Mom, your Daughter is all grown up and working toward her career. You and Don raised a beautiful daughter.

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  8. Sorry, I know you're understandably proud of your daughter but that's an unnecessary OPSEC violation right there.

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  9. Such beautiful young women, confidence, maturity, they will definitely be an asset to any family. So happy for you all
    Selene

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  10. Hi Patrice - Do you have any idea what the backgrounds are of the other girls?

    Myles

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    1. I've learned the basic background on a few of them. They're all solid and wholesome young women. Why do you ask?

      - Patrice

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  11. Beautiful portrait for beauty, inside and out. I like Older Daughter's suit, it is becoming, modest and her skirt allows bending, walking, chasing.
    Most of all I truly like how happy she looks.
    sidetracksusie

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  12. I was just curious if there was a common thread. I think that it could be a wonderful profession for a young woman but it's not one that would come up during high school career days.

    Myles

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    1. They all seemed to come from backgrounds that valued a warm home life. I liked all the young women I met, and Older Daughter is very much enjoying their company. A very wholesome group -- there's no better word. They'll make splendid nannies.

      - Patrice

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    2. Thanks for the reply. I had wondered if the school sought young ladies that were home schooled since one would think that they were more self reliant, self disciplined, and were creative enough to make up their own entertainment.

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  13. Prince George and Princess Charlotte's nanny:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/11722431/Princess-Charlottes-christening-Australia-baffled-by-nannys-outfit.html

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  14. I like Mary Poppins.
    And wonderful photo of oldest daughter.

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  15. What a wonderful thing to see...decent, law abiding, professional and beautifully poised, lovely young women!! Prayers and best wishes Older Daughter!

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  16. What a great post! I'm glad to see how happy she appears to be! Great job, Mom and Dad!

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