As shared by a Host Family
Our Swedish, male, au pair is a wonderful addition to our family. We wanted a young man from the start. Our very active 9-year-old twins need to have a high-energy au pair who can manage and channel their energy into positive activities. Daniel is self-assured, driven, extremely responsible, with a wonderful sense of humor, the perfect addition to our family.
One evening upon arriving home from work, my son met me at the door dressed in a dinner jacket; he told me to close my eyes and then led me upstairs where I found my husband, who had the same treatment by our other son, Matthew. We were lead downstairs where Daniel and the boys had cooked us a gourmet dinner including hasselbackspotatis, a Swedish baked potato. The table was set beautifully with candles. It was a very special night and the boys were very proud of their accomplishment since it was the first time they had ‘cooked’ for us.
Daniel is great at getting the boys involved in activities and teaching Swedish culture. He spends time talking about how his life is in Sweden and explains things he did when he was the age of the boys.
He joins all our family gatherings and everyone considers him part of our family.
Our whole family agrees we have the best au pair ever, and Daniel says he has the best host family ever. It is a perfect fit. Daniel will go on with his life after the year with us is over, but I know that we will always be his "family" in America and he will always be the Swedish arm of our family.
— The Bennett Family