To be a nanny is to hear a child laugh and cry,
To play dinosaurs, hide-’n’-seek and play-doh,
To play Barbie’s, X-Men and Mary Poppins,
To be a nanny is to swing, slide and swim.
To climb trees, toss rocks and stomp in puddles,
To run through fallen leaves and ride bikes.
To be a nanny is to teach, listen and love,
To crawl on one’s knees, have fun and be silly,
To read stories, make costumes and put on plays.
To be a nanny is to be creative and imaginative,
To build train tracks, cushion houses and sand castles,
To paint, draw and use sidewalk chalk.
To be a nanny is to blow bubbles and dandelions,
To pick flowers, watch bugs and look for frogs,
To see a rainbow, bird or plane in the sky.
To be a nanny is to smile, cuddle and hug,
To say “good job”, “I love you” and “try again”
To be a big sister/brother, role model and friend.
To be a nanny is to feel special, loved and thankful.
To see a child grow – innocent, strong and wise-
To gain an invaluable experience and appreciate more of life.
To be a nanny is to be a child at heart!!!