Our first au pair adored our first child.
She sang to her, read to her, dressed her up in crazy outfits, taught her how to blow dandelion puffs, and rocked her to sleep in her arms. I think that one of the reasons my daughter was so calm and so open to the world is that Margit always made her feel loved.
I remember so many different things that Margit did with our family, but alas, my daughter does not. This makes me sadder than I can say.
I have been an aupair with this HF for more than 20 months, and I’m just about to leave for home. I would like a bit of advice on how to help the kids transition to a new au pair, and especially to help them be okay with me leaving.I’m this Host Family’s first aupair. They aren’t used to the changing aupair thing.The children are quite young — 2 and 4 — and we are really attached. This is most true with the little one, who I have been spending all day with since he is 7 months old.Already I know this will be hard for the little one. He always asks if I am going somewhere, when I will be back. When he leaves he says will miss me, and he asks if I will miss him. When I am not on duty and am in my room, he often calls for me and looks for me.The 4 year old is more complicated and more independent. But even so she says she doesn’t want me to leave.“You have to stay forever,” the little girl tells me. “We love you more than your real family.“How can I say goodbye to these children in a way that is good for them?How can I tell them how special they are, without making things worse?