Are you an “Ice Queen Mom”?
Here I was, standing in line at the grocery store checkout, accompanied by three perfect angels 7-and-under when I look up and see this. It seems Angelina’s babysitter has gone and gotten herself some attention by “telling all” about the goings on around the Jolie/Pitt household.
I don’t have any sort of allegiance to the celebrity family of eight nor do I pretend to relate to life with nannies on call. However, I am a mom and I did find the examples behind the “ice queen” accusations interesting. Apparently, Angelina didn’t respond at some point when Shiloh feel down after getting rough with her brothers… she had a nanny clean up spilled grape juice… and (gasp!) there’s chaos at home — with six active kids.
It didn’t take more than a glance in the direction of the magazine stand to wonder what nannies would say about me. It’s not like I’ve neglected to provide enough ammunition in the judgement department.
Let’s see… I, too, have let tired kids tantrum while ignoring their behavior… don’t dote on an active little girl when she’s the first to jump off the bed, try to keep up with older brothers or fall while climbing on a shelf. I certainly have yelled once or twice in my day (apologies to my neighbors) and have taken away potential purchases after inappropriate behaviors happen in public. Hell, it was only minutes before seeing the headline that I physically tossed one of them into the grocery shopping cart! There are only so many times I can say “hands off.”
So let me ask you… if you had a full-time, live-in, money-hungry nanny who was going to spill your parenting shortcomings, what would she tell the world? Fess up!