The Nanny Diaries Kapitel 64
"I have to question whether you're leveraging your assets to escalate Grayer's performance." moncler jackets Having let the cat out of the bag, she leans back and rests her hands in her lap. I sense that I should feel insulted. 'Leverage my assets?' Umm, anyone?
"I'm sorry to hear that," I say earnestly, as the one thing abundantly clear is that I should be feeling sorry.
"Nanny, I understand you are getting your degree in arts-in-edu-cation so, frankly, I'm surprised by the lack of depth surrounding your knowledge base here." Okay, now I know I'm insulted.
"Well, Jane." moncler sale She straightens at the sound of her name. "I am trained to work with children who have far fewer resources at their disposal than Grayer."
"I see, so you don't perceive this opportunity to be in an arena in which you are a value-add." What?
"I want to add value to Grayer, but he's really stressed out right now-"
She looks skeptically at me. "Stressed?"
"Yes, he's stressed. And I feel-and I am only an undergrad here, Jane, moncler cheap so I'm sure you'll take this with a grain of salt-the best thing I can give him is some downtime so that his imagination can grow without being forced in one direction or another." Blood rushes to my face and I know I've gone too far, but being made to feel like an idiot by yet another middle-aged woman in this office is just a bit more than I can handle.
She scribbles a few more notes and smiles evenly at me. "Well, Nanny, I advise you to integrate time for reflection as you continue to work with Grayer. Here are a series of Best Practices from other caregivers that I suggest you review and internalize. This is explicit knowledge, Nanny, explicit knowledge from your peers that must become tacit for you if Grayer is to reach his optimal state." She hands me a bunch of papers with a big clip at the top and stands, sliding her glasses back on.
I stand up, too, feeling I need, somehow, to clean this up. " Moncler UK I didn't mean to seem defensive. I care very deeply for Grayer and follow all of Mrs. X's instructions. The past few months he's insisted on the Collegiate sweatsuit almost every day. And Mrs, X even got him a few more so he would have one to wear when the others were in the wash. So I just want to be sure that you know I-"
She puts out her hand for me to shake. "Right. Thank you for your time this afternoon, Nanny."
I shake her hand. "Yes, thank you. I'll read these through tonight. I'm sure they'll be very helpful."
"Come on, Grove, finish up so we can go play a game." Moncler Jackets UK Grayer has been pushing around his last tortellini for about five minutes. Thanks to Jane, it's already been a long afternoon for both of us. I look down at him, resting his blond head on his arm and staring horizontally at the last of his dinner. "Whatsa matter? Not hungry?"
"No." I reach for his plate. "No!" He grabs the edge, causing his fork to drop to the table.
"Okay, Grayer, just say 'Nanny, I'm not finished.' I can wait." I sit back down.
"Nanny!" Mrs. X comes bustling in. "Nanny." She's about to speak when she sees Grayer and the lone tortellini. "Did you have a good dinner, Grayer?"
"Yes," Moncler Jackets Sale he says into his arm.
But she's already focused her attention back to me. "Could you
come out here for a minute?" I follow her into the dining room where she turns and stops so abruptly I accidentally step on her foot.
"I'm sorry, are you okay?"
She grimaces. "I'm fine. I just finished with Jane and it's paramount that we have a family meeting, to break the news to Grayer together about the r-e-j-e-c-t-i-o-n. So I'll need you to call Mr. X's office and find out when he could be scheduled to attend. ugg boots The number's in the pantry-"
"Mrs. X?" Jane calls as she comes into the hall.
"Sure. No problem. Right away." I quickly slip back into the kitchen. Grayer is still making slow circles with his fork, the tortellini in orbit. I hover over him for a moment while listening to Jane and Mrs. X in the hallway.
"Yes, I've just spoken with Nanny. I'm going to see how soon my husband can come home for this meeting," Mrs. X says, waxing professional.
"His presence is really unnecessary as long as Grayer perceives his primary caregiver to be present. ugg boots sale You should just go ahead and speak with him yourself." Jane's voice moves toward the front door and I head for the phone.
"Mr. X's office, Justine speaking. How may I help you?"
"Justine? Hi, it's Nanny."
"Hi. How are you?" she asks over the din of a printer.
"Hanging in there. How about you?"
"Busy," she sighs. "The merger is making things crazy around here. ugg boots ireland I haven't been home before midnight in two weeks."
"Well, hopefully Mr. X'll get a huge retention bonus and spread a little of it around." Don't count on it. "So, is Mrs. X liking the flowers?"
"The roses-I thought it was overkill, but Mr. X just told me to put in a standing order."
"Yeah, it kind of feels like a standing order," I confirm.
"I'll make sure tomorrow's bouquet has more variety. What's her favorite flower?"
"She likes peonies," ugg bailey button I whisper as Mrs. X breezes past Grayer to stand in front of me, expectantly.