17 September 2008
While looking for possible jobs as a nanny in Manhattan, I was reminded of this Teen Vogue fashion spread in which model Karlie Kloss plays the role of nanny (or babysitter) to a little Manhattan school girl in uniform.
Should I become a NYC nanny, I of course, must do it in style. Perhaps even sporting killer heels like the ones in this editorial.
I have many other ambitious that don't involve being a nanny, however, for the time being, a nanny job sounds perfect. I do adore kids (most of them anyway, there are always those bad seeds... though I suppose even they need love) and I have had much experience with them.
I also know from experience, that being a nanny or babysitter, or simply even just being in a kid's life can be a position of great influence. Last year I worked part time at an elmentary school where I had a good portion of girls copying my style and wanting to be just like me. It's charming and endearing, though it reminds me that I must always be the best role model I can be.
There are many other jobs in retail or elsewhere that young adults like me often opt for, however there is something mindless and unimportant-seeming about working a cash register or performing similar tasks. Not that even in such a position, one couldn't do good and inspire others, perhaps with a smile or else, however whenever I work with children I do feel it is a job that is never a waste of time or effort.
Children are our future after all, so we should take care of them, and work to help shape them into people that they can be proud of, and people who will make a positive influence in this world.
Plus, I'd be kidding if I didn't say that I'm crossing my fingers, hoping to be the nanny of a young girl, because I have always wanted a younger sister.
But regardless of whether I might become a nanny of a boy or girl, or perhaps a boy and girl, or more, I do hope they will be children who can learn from me, and that I can learn from as well.
After all, children are perhaps some of our greatest teachers. They teach you to have faith, to have fun, to be honest, to laugh more than you frown, to not take life to seriously, and to always, love unconditionally.
Editorial from the August 2007 issue of Teen Vogue and pictures provided by www.teenvogue.com.