|Whoever thought she would be such a terror?|
I was pinning my hopes on the second nanny. She arrived and I talked to her for a bit before I left. I had told the hotel manager I would be gone again today from 2pm to 4pm. I said if she noticed ANY problem to give me a call and I would be right back! I left and I got a soda from the Sonic that is right next door to the hotel. I then left and drove down the road. I got about two miles away when I got a call. It was from the hotel manager. She said the children ran away and the nanny was screaming for help. I said I would be right back. I turned around and headed back. The hotel manager and maintenance worker had gotten the kids back to the room and the second nanny was there too. She was clearly in shock. She said James went behind her back and opened the door. When that happened he took off in one direction and then Margaret left taking off in another direction. When that happened she panicked. She screamed for help. She had said she was unsure what to do. I spoke to her for a bit. I really think she could do the job but she was spooked. I asked her if she was still interested in the job and she said she wanted to leave for today. I told her to call or text me last night to let me know if she was interested in the job and I did not hear anything from her. I am taking the "no-response" as a NO!
When I got back to the hotel a second time a lady was outside waiting on a taxi. She said she also lived in the hotel and she is a professional babysitter. I talked to her for a bit last night. She came and played with the children for a bit. I was there and she did fine. She was at least as qualified and anyone I interviewed and she lived right there in the hotel so she did not have to commute. Her salary was in my price range and I told her if I did not hear back from the second nanny the position was hers. Seems like I might have found a new nanny in the most of unlikely places. Is she my Mary Poppins? Only time will tell!