Or, well, I guess it's turning into a saga.
I told the nanny not to come today. The 'little issue' I mentioned seems to have festered. She kind of flipped out when we got home from work yesterday. I told her that I had scheduled our nanny agent to come meet with us on friday to try to work things out, and she flipped out about it. I didn't actually ask the agent to come, she offered. She said she often does working sessions with nanny's and families. It was supposed to be like a coaching session, to help us communicate better, agree on some policies, set some ground rules.
Well the nanny lost it - said she doesn't need coaching, said that everything we had brought up as an issue (some things the housekeeper said she had done) were total lies, she was totally offended, etc. Telling me that she never gets stressed and never gets angry and the houskeeper saying so was a lie. I'm thinking - "well it's hard for me to believe that you never get stressed or angry when you are clearly stressed and angry right now".
So anyway - she went a little off the deep end. I understand that she's feeling threatened, that her career is threatened. But still, you don't react like that to your employer. I have received negative feedback in my job before, and I don't flip out. She was practically yelling at me, not letting me talk. Jim had to actually step in and tell her to stop. I was crying.
So I told her that I thought it was best if she take Thursday off, and then come at 1:00 on friday for our meeting with the agent, and we would figure out whether we could salvage things enough to move forward, or not.
So if I find myself without a nanny on friday (which I think is what's going to happen), then we have to decide what to do. Because if I'm to continue working then we have to find another nanny fast. Our latest thought (but not very well thought through) is that maybe I see if I can go to part time at my job, and we hire just a part time nanny (mabye 2 or 3 days a week). So maybe splittin the difference - I don't quit completely, we don't completely give up my income or my independance, but I'm here with the kids more than I'm away. I'm not even sure I could go part time, but I think my boss would rather have me part time than not at all.
So that's the latest. It's all crumbling around me.