Trinkets and Treasures

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Nanny share duty

Hello mums,

My name is Shile and I'm a mum to a 10 month old boy called Kamil. Nanny share duty came to my thought last week. I'm not sure if this exist amongst mums in London but this was how the thought sprung to me : My good friend Tosan had been organising a surprise 30th birthday party for her fiancé  booking the cake, sending RSVP invitation via blackberry messaging and sms texting and all the shebang. My husband and I were really looking forward to this party especially the fact that we haven't had a date night for 5 months (and  I have been on mummy duty 24/7, which I love by the way). Since I had the baby we've never really left him with anyone but family and I haven't registered with a nanny. Luckily for me my sister was coming to visit from Africa with her one year old. She was going to be our nanny on Saturday 2nd of July and we were going to party all night and let our hair down. Now I'm getting very excited, I have picked out my outfit with the bag to match (not the mummy bag but the cute ones that only takes make up and credit cards) all of a sudden I get a phone call on Thursday from my sister while she was out shopping saying she had changed her ticket to travel back on Friday. Her close friends brother was getting married, her friend couldn't make due to illness so she had to travel back to represent her, she left on Friday. To cut a long story short Saturday afternoon came and we took Kamil with us to the party. We surprised the celebrant with the usual scream "surprise" making Kamil wet himself in the process lol.  He ended up being the only baby at the party, we got a few funny stares but all in all most people loved all over him and I was on mummy duty through out the party. While I was changing his diaper I thought to myself what if I had a friend with kid(s) who could mind Kamil whenever we had date night and I could do the same for, free of charge whenever she had her date night as well. Let me hear your thoughts mums.


  1. That's a brilliant idea,.....young mum's would find this absolutely handy......hahahha, i can imagine kamil partying with the big men!

  2. lol... so did you still wear you cute party outfit?

  3. @ Zee He did o
    @ Saint T yes I did.

  4. Nanny Share Duty - Genius!!!!!!