I’ve moved away for a bit but came always back. I never thought I would completely leave.
The main reason we are leaving is for a better life. New York has changed and not for the better. After we decided to leave I thought I would right an emotional post about it. Months went by and I never wrote it. Our reasons for leaving became less emotional and more practical, New York is a finance town and we are not financiers.
With the warm weather, I’ve started to become sad about the move. It’s pretty out and we can go to the playground again. Then Friday hit, and everyone left for their vacation homes. The playgrounds were empty and most of the kids were accompanied by their weekend nannies or parents who have no idea who we are because during the week the work week nanny is the one who takes Amelia’s playmate to classes and playdates.
I’ve made friends here but they’re not mom friends… they’re nanny friends. These nannies have given me amazing advice over the years and I am grateful for their friendships but on Friday they leave. When I decided to have a child I never thought I would be spending so much time with nannies or that some people would have nannies for when they are working and a nanny for the weekend.
I have tons of friends in Los Angeles who have kids. Some of them are very well off and could afford unlimited childcare but they don’t have a nanny. They hire babysitters for date night, so they can get a break a couple of times a week, or if they have a job that requires them to leave the home. They don’t have a nanny 24/7 because they want to spend time with their children. I am really excited to move to a place were we will fit in a but more 🙂
So New York it’s been real but this time it’s goodbye for good.