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07 November 2010 @ 12:56 pm
Leaving :(  
 I'm in a situation where I've decided to move to another city, and now I need to tell the family that I won't be working for them anymore. I've decided to tell them tomorrow, which gives them 2 months notice. :(

I'm very very very sad, I've been watching the daughter since she was 2 months old. I really have the ideal job with them and I'm going to miss them all so much!

I'm feeling incredibly anxious about telling momboss that I'm going to be leaving. If you could share any experiences or tips or things to make me feel better or help tell them, it would be very appreciated!
 
 
 
igotpiigotpi on November 7th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
I went through the same thing a year ago. We still keep in contact. I'm not sure what ages you're watching but when I left I gave the children who were 2 and 4 years old a little gnome and kept one for myself. So whenever we go somewhere or accomplish something amazing we take a picture with our gnomes and send them to each other.
Joyousandjuicyjoyousandjuicy on November 8th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
That is AWESOME!
igotstarlight on November 8th, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)
That is so sweet! :) What was your experience like telling them you were leaving?
igotpiigotpi on November 8th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Leaving them was super-de-duper emotional. It was a lot easier to break the news to them than it was to actually leave. Everyone was bawling when I left (even the father), except for the children because they didn't really understand what was going on. The were completely supportive of my decision and happy for me but upset at the same time. It was really difficult for me because I felt like I was abandoning my family and sometimes I feel guilt thinking that I'm missing out on their childhood. But they're still like family to me. I see them whenever I go home and we usually have a dinner with them. The children are still excited to see me. I see them about 4 times a year whenever I visit MN. (I moved to NYC.)
But there's always skype, email, photos, telephone calls, cards, letters, etc, etc so I never feel completely void of them.
But yeah, it takes a while for the thought of leaving to actually sink in and getting yourself out the door for the last time is the hardest part. But I highly recommend doing a gnome thing or something similar.
Good luck though, I know how difficult it is. If you need someone to talk/blog to I'm always around!
igotstarlight on December 30th, 2010 05:58 am (UTC)
You are so right that leaving is the hardest part! My last day is tomorrow and I don't know how I'm going to be able to walk out the door without sobbing! I know I'll feel better eventually, I have been in this situation before, but going through it is so hard!! Dreading tomorrow :(

Thanks so much for sharing your story with me, I really appreciated that! :-)
gilateenie on November 14th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
I recently went through something similar in August. My bf wanted to move to a city pretty far away from where I had been making a life for myself for four years. I had been nannying the most wonderful 3 year old girl ever for a year and had been putting off telling the mom for so long because I knew it would break their hearts. The hardest part of it all is explaining what will happen to the little one. They can't really understand what is happening and why so you just need to make sure they don't think it's their fault you are leaving. It gets easier as time goes on, and I don't think about them as much, but monthly phone calls are such a wonderful thing to look forward to. I hope everything works out for you!