Love n’ Birthdays

The kids that I watch are like extended members of my family. And in my family, birthdays are very special. We have a party, eat lots of food, and enjoy being with each other. My nanny families are no different. I was honored to be invited to Jare Bear’s birthday last spring. He had a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle meets basketball party with the kids from his basketball team.


The cake I made for Jare Bear’s b-day.


So fun! Now its August, and I-yo’s birthday is coming up. I feel horrible that I can’t be there since I have moved but hope her birthday note will brighten her day.

So it got me thinking, how do other nannies celebrate birthday’s with their charges? Are they invited to family parties? What about after you are done being their nanny, do you still send cards and presents..and for how long do you keep in the traditions?

What about nanny’s birthday?

For my birthday, which happened last year only a couple weeks after starting with I-yo and Jare Bear’s family, we had a fun movie night together complete with spaghetti and a birthday cake decorating competition. I made little cakes and we each got to decorate one, then ate it for dessert! So cute! Couldn’t have asked for a better party 🙂 I-yo made me a cute handmade necklace and they both made really awesome cards.

Send me your thoughts on birthday celebrations and traditions!



One thought on “Love n’ Birthdays

  1. My birthday was just a few weeks into my most recent au pairing job, and the family very kindly bought me a cake (choosing one that the children wouldn’t be mad about, so that I actually got some of it!) and later in the year paid for me to attend a cookery class which was wonderful. A couple of the children had birthdays while I was there and I bought them little presents, but I have to admit I didn’t send anything for the birthdays after I left – it was quite expensive to send presents overseas.

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