You said What????

Tips and Advice

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As Nannies we all know we have had the odd request here and there from our employers, I know I have. I asked around and this is what I got, can you add more to this post? I know you can!


“I once had to write on little slips of paper my bosses most fond childhood memories and decorate a jar to put them in so she could present to her parents for an anniversary gift. I had to make up the ‘memories’ obviously….*sigh* I could write a book, actually all of us nannies could….”

“The weirdest thing I was asked to do was to take the dog to the vet- and pay for it myself. When my bosses came home that evening, they had a go at me for taking him and paying the bill!! I am sure they were nuts!!”

“Very possibly bottle feed fawns. I would mix their bottles and feed them(I think max was 6 fawns at a time) I was a really fun experience”


“Add a GPS tracker to my phone so they could see where I was all the time!”

“Go and see a spiritualist with her (Mom Boss)”

“Had to take meat to the butcher to be ground up..”.

“Putting their dead dog in the car”

“Pick up their kitten from a castration at the vets.”

“Salt the driveway or iron my ex Dad Boss’s pants”

“Worked for a SAHM that would ask me to drive her to Wendy’s (1/2hr away) so she could eat it on way back in car”

“Look at perspective new houses because Dad Boss couldn’t be bothered to come.”


“Mom Boss asked me to buy her tampons and fire the cleaning lady.”

“Pick up and return her breast pump and buy her new breast feeding bras”

“Iron the host dads underwear”

“I was asked, while at a dinner table with the captain of a ship, if I had any tampons Mom Boss could ‘borrow’…..”

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    September 26, 2016 at 4:19 am

    Was once asked to help clean up the kitcken before bosses had a massive noisy party. She somehow felt the need to tell me not to vacuum the garden.

    She also thought fairies were real.

    And made up an alternative universes for herself and her daughter to go to… sounds cool but this was really weird!!

    • Reply
      Funny Nanny
      September 26, 2016 at 6:38 am

      OMG!!!! I mean, doesn’t everyone vacuum the garden???? Dear oh dear….
      I hope you are no longer there.

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    June 30, 2017 at 8:46 am

    I have asked to drive my car and look for their dog who jumped the fence

  • Reply
    Funny Nanny
    June 30, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Did you find the dog? Maybe the dog was trying to tell you something……

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