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Do Tell: Would You Hire a Good-Looking Nanny?

Jude Law did it, so did Ethan Hawke, but that doesn't mean falling for your kids' nanny is right. Of course you can't help who you love, but you can avoid bringing temptation into your home. If you're one of the lucky ones who can afford a nanny, sometimes her beauty can be overlooked — being a good caretaker for your children is much higher on the totempole after all. So ladies, if you were to find someone who you completely trusted with your precious little ones, but she happened to be incredibly attractive, too, do tell, would you hire her as your nanny or would you go back to the drawing board?


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Diana172 Diana172 9 years
Who would date someone who was shallow enough to leave you for someone who is just good looking? Find a better mate!!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I completely trust my husband with a good looking nanny. I just feel insecure and unattractive around really hot women and that would be where the problem is. I'd always be comparing myself with her and I'd feel bad about the way I look.
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
If you don't trust your husband, then don't hire a goodlooking nanny. As for me, I trust my husband so much so it doesn't bother me as long as the nanny does her job so well and could be trusted to take care of my children.
gidigirl gidigirl 9 years
I was fortunate enough to be able to take the first 1st year off work to be with my son.. (I was married at the time). When i was going back to work i interviewed a series of nannies and decided that i would feel more comfortable with one that had raised some children of her own.. and thus was a little older.. I nearly had a heart attack when the "Older lady/ grandma type that i requested came for the interview.. She was a stunning, Tina Turner type of older lady!!! I decided to interview her anyway.. Turned out that She was by far the best nanny for my son.. I call her the "Baby whisperer"... She was amazing and is definitely a part of our family She was with us through my divorce and helped make the transition to single mother alot easier.. I do think that had she been 20 years younger i WOULD have thought twice about employing her!
ellens785 ellens785 9 years
Whoa! Did I miss something? If I trust someone, I trust someone. If not, then I don't. So, if I trusted the nanny to tell me truthfully what happened during the day and I trusted her in my home in my absence, I would trust that she wouldn't be coming on to my husband. If I felt that she was at all sneaky, she'd be a no-go from the interview. I've had all kinds of nannies and sitters when I needed them throughout the years. Do people really believe that having a nanny means you are not the one raising your kids? That just is not so. I have seen many an overly-stressed out full-time mom whose kids would be better off, as would she, if she left them with a nanny for part of the week. As with everything in life though, you can't make judgements without knowing the individual circumstances. By the way, if a Dad was alone and raising his kids, would you think of him as less of a Dad for hiring a nanny to help with the kids?
Meike Meike 9 years
Never going to have children in the first place. No need. But, for the sake of answering the question, if I have children, either my honey and I are going to stay home to raise them ourselves. We would want to share and teach them our values and our beliefs. No way would I hand over the job of 'parent' to someone else. Additionally, I would not trust anyone but my parents and close friends to take care of our hypothetical little ones. And looseseal, yes, I agree. Cheating is character dependent, not gender dependent. I've read up on a similar study as well. Women cheat just as much as men. There are equal numbers of faithful men and women, too.
looseseal looseseal 9 years
I'd give the male gender a little more credit and say that it cheating depends on the person's (lack of) character, not the gender. I remember seeing some study that showed women does it as much as men, but I digress... I just saw a trailer for this movie "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day", and the beginning seems to be Miss Pettigrew getting fired from a job as a nanny because she looks like a bag lady. Which is funny in context now, after reading all these posts about how people don't want to hire hot nannies.
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
i feel like this; men wil cheat if given the right opportunity. if not the nanny at home, then the hot, ambitious receptionist at work. or the chick that slices the cheese at the deli. or that one chick on the subway every morning. the lunch-cart lady with those stale-a*s sandwiches. or that GUY who works in HR . . .yeah, that happens too. basically, your man can cheat regardless. it's just that i don't want to feel like a complete chump if he cheats with the woman i hired and trusted to make sure my kids stayed alive while i was at work. and i'm not gonna make my children look at me day in and day out until they are old enough to tell me to leave them alone and slam their bedroom door. they need to go to school with children, interact with other adults, not sit under mommy and eat cookies and plan a meal for daddy (who is screwin' homeboy in HR in the bum) so we can be a happy family. (audience goes "awwww")
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
I plan on having a nanny. No stay at home crap for me. but you best believe she will be old, grumpy and Eastern European.
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 9 years
actually- its the not so pretty girls that i worry about more- two of the girls who my exs cheated on me with were..homely (ok i do realize that by saying this i sound full of myself but believe me i put myself down more than anyone haha) but i had a friend of mine say the best quote ever after her husband cheated on her.. guys fu*k down, not up. hahah. so yeah i'd hire a good looking one. or even better yet- how about a nanny who is like 60 or so with white hair haha
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
Nope, not ever.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I have nothing to say, well of course I do. I laughed so hard after hearing Masqueraded_Angel 's comments. Both of the comments. I agree; however, I also agree with Marseeah. I see nothing wrong with a Nanny as long as they know their role. If they step on the outside of that role they just need to be dealt with. The husband will defin get his. I have no children as of yet not even a husband. But, I may have to work if I ever decide to have kids and what then. I have to make a decision, pt help, a daycare, or loss of income; or my husband staying home with the kids. There is nothing wrong with getting help.
remedios remedios 9 years
Sure, though it would depend on lots of factors. She would have to be the type I would consider a sister. Having been a part-time nanny, I actually disagree with the opinions that hiring one is a negative, as I think it's good for kids to be exposed to different people. But to each her own.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
i understand that some women need a nanny, i just hope i dont. BUT if i do, it would NOT EVER be an attractive young women. yea yea i trust myhusband and all, but i agree with the poster who said " he still has a penis" HAHA good one girl
legalbeagle legalbeagle 9 years
I think so... as long as they are a morally responsible person I wouldnt have to worry... and I would never hire anyone who wasnt a morally upstanding person to help me take care of my child.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Just because i said that i didnt want another woman raising my child doesnt mean i am passing judgement on those who do. its called an ...opinion.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 9 years
The only other woman I trust with my son is MY MOM. And if I had to hire one (which doubtful since I'm raising my son by myself --hubby gone alot and I'm a SAHM), I'd probably get someone who emulates MY MOM :) Not a youngster. Sorry. :p
clareberrys clareberrys 9 years
I don't think it's a big deal. I am a nanny and I think I'm fairly attractive, but the couple is like almost 20 years older than me!!!! First of all - ew. Second, it has never been an issue. I've never even thought about it until I read this post. I agreed with the poster who said why would it matter because we would be out of the house anyways and I completely agree with that. I know my boyfriend would never cheat on me and if he has some eye candy it's no big deal.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Not unless it was a good looking Manny...
thewriter thewriter 9 years
Funny you should ask. I have had a nanny ever since my son was born. Initially I hired a friends nanny and she was an older, elderly woman. I was still married at the time , but it really never crossed my mind. Now that I am divorced and my soon is older I hired a Japanese medical student, whose is young and very attractive. The other lady retired, so I wanted someone who could keep up with my son and teach him another language. I guess the question is would I have hired her if I were still married...probably YES. I trusted my husband and our differences were not over trust. It comes down to setting clear rules of expectations with whom you hire and knowing your husbands limits.
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 9 years
I dont know. I dont have kids, so its hard to say. But I can say that I was a nanny for a while, and while I wouldnt say Im drop dead gorgeous, Im not parring zero either. But I think it caused some friction between the husband and the wife, believe me NOTHING was going on, but Im pretty sure the wife thought there was. But she was not a very secure woman as it was, so I think it just depends on how you feel about yourself, and how confident and stable you are in your relationship.
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
Amen!!! to sugarsister!!!!!! lol!
pippins_halfling pippins_halfling 9 years
If I ever do have kids (which I hope never happens because I don't want any!), I would consider having a nanny so I could continue working. However, I don't know about having a hot one. I'd always feel a little insecure about it.
SillyBecky SillyBecky 9 years
LMAO @ sugarsister.
sugarsister sugarsister 9 years
not just no. hell no. don't care how much my man loves me, wouldn't bring temptation into the house. he still has a penis
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