Dear Au Pair Mom readers–
We are expecting our very first au pair to arrive tomorrow — we are really excited! And we already have a question about the best ways to get her into the swing of family life.
We were invited to a birthday party the day after the Au Pair arrives. (She arrives on Friday afternoon, and the party is Saturday.) I have a 3 year old and a 2 year old and I am pregnant.
The party will be hectic and crazy. My first inclination is to skip the party and let the Au Pair rest and slowly get acclimated. My other thought is to throw her in the mix and show her how crazy a day in our family can be, but is not always. I don’t want to scare her off and a little kids birthday party might be too much the first day.
What do you experienced host parents think?