Dear Au Pair Moms —
I am a first time Au Pair Host Mom and I am having serious second thoughts about my choice of au pair. I need some sage advice.
Our Au Pair has only been with us a few days but now that she’s here I’m having SO. MANY. REGRETS.
It all feels so akward. I am a stay at home Mom and this is not at all how I expected it to go.
— The au pair is not like her profile.
— We are very, very uncomfortable with her style of dress — it’s VERY provocative. Likely it’s an extension of her culture (I am assuming) but even so we were taken aback by it.
— Her level of English comprehension is less than we expected.
I have given her our handbook and discussed guidelines, gone over how to do things, and all the rest but…
I still have this OVERWHELMING feeling of having made the wrong choice for our family of one two year old boy and baby to be born next month.
Can anyone offer me some reassurance that this is normal for a first time host mom? Or perhaps it is not?
What are my options? And are there and other stay at home Moms who can chime in on this?
Image: Typography Print — Fabulous poster — of quote from Ron Burgundy available on Etsy from PaperChat. Photo from PaperChat’s Etsy shop. I wish I could buy the sofa. Yum.