I'm a nanny who works 50+ hours a week with two awesome little kids. Normally, I think I do a pretty great job - we do lots of learning activities, fun field trips, and have lots of active play. Then when they nap, I normally do laundry and dishes and tidy the (enormous) house.
But, of course, I'm pregnant right now and SUPER tired (plus hungry, plus nauseous, etc). I don't feel like myself - I can't do anything I would normally do because I just don't have the energy. I find myself doing a lot of my chores while the kids are awake just so that I am guaranteed an hour or so to rest while the children are asleep. I know I am slacking off compared to my normal workload, and if the parents knew, I think they might be appalled! (Obviously they are already aware of the fact that I'm getting behind on the laundry, but they don't seem bothered by that at least - if they did, they'd say. They are very particular.)
So anyway, I guess this was mainly just a rant about how exhausted I am and how much I wish I had a more sedentary job. I could probably muster the energy to sit at a computer and crunch numbers all day (like at a job I had a few years back), but I feel incapable of chasing after a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old.
Any advice? Don't say 'temporary leave of absence' as it is out of the question. Just wondering if anybody has any ideas how to cope. I also wouldn't object to being reassured that I'm not a terrible nanny for taking it easy for a while... I have a newfound respect for all those women who are pregnant with #2 or higher... How do you do it all?!
Alright, I'm done whining. Carry on!