My friend was here visiting not too long ago. I had warned her that we live in a rather affluent area even though we ourselves are not busting at the seams with money. While we were out at dinner one night, we overheard a conversation that went a little something like this:
Crazy Rich Lady: "Oh my gosh! Where do you get your hair done?"
Glitteringly Rich Gal: "Right around here."
Crazy Rich Lady: "Really? I've always gone to Beverly Hills. The girl there is super sweet and never charges me more than $450."
Glitteringly Rich Gal: "Oh honey, just stay in the Valley. My girl does a great job and never charges more than $425. It's a really good deal."
I wish I was making this up.
Approximately two weeks later, my mom heard a conversation while she was at gymnastics with my baby sister that went a little something like this:
Plastic Surgery Princess: "Oh my gosh. I can't possibly live without my nanny."
Yuppy Mamma: "I totally know what you mean. It's just easier if you get one nanny per child."
Plastic Surgery Princess: "You're right. I mean, I HAVE to see my personal trainer at least 4 days a week. And by the time you add in nail and hair appointments, it's just easier to get the nanny to take care of the mundane stuff."
Yuppy Mamma: "Uh huh. I mean, we gave our nannies off for Christmas and I could barely get my hair done in the morning with a toddler underfoot. If it weren't for our nannies, I'd never get any "me" time."
SO, I was thinking, I should get a nanny. I mean, if we're living in the land 'o endless money....when in Rome and all that. Right? My budget for a nanny is a bit scant, but I think I found the perfect one...
Contrary to what Fod would have you believe, no animals were harmed in the making of this post (though their dignity may be a bit bruised).