Dear AuPairMom Readers-
I am a 40 year old mother of three wonderful and well mannered boys. I have a great marriage and love my professional life. As a younger woman I have had many adventures. I have traveled to many countries and even lived abroad. I have no complaints.
So why, why, why do my young APs love to give me advice on how to live a more fulfilling life?
I have had comments like:
- “you shouldn’t work so hard”,
- “you need to be more adventurous”,
- “embrace life before it gets away from you”.
I bite my tongue so often it’s raw!!
I know it’s probably just that they are feeling invincible and worldly-wise since they themselves are actually on an adventure. (I’ve wondered if it’s the nationality, since my AP’s have been from Germany.) But regardless of the explanation, their judgment of me gets irritating.
I don’t want to be unkind to my au pair but I do want to find a way to put an end to this idea that I ‘need to do’ something other than what I’m doing, which by the way is making me quite happy.
Do you have any good comebacks???
Note: A “comeback” is a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a question or remark that is either witty or critical); a rejoinder.