Whether you were one yourself or hired them for extra help, there’s no denying that nannies pretty much become a part of the family.
And do you know what they say about families? There are absolutely no secrets between them.
As someone who has worked as a childminder for the past six years, 24-year-old Lola Calistamon knows this to be true.
In conversation with 9Honeythe Australian TikTok star explained that the children she looks after have no filter when it comes to more personal topics.
She said, “Oh, I heard everything. Kids have told me they heard their parents yell at each other that they want a divorce or that mom and dad don’t sleep in the same bed.”
What’s more, some of the youngsters Lola mentored – from toddlers to teenagers – wouldn’t think twice about talking about what their parents do in their free time.
She continued, “I’ve also had kids who would tell me how much their parents drank over the weekend.”
Though older kids Lola worked with tended to be reticent, the nanny says the younger ones were happy to deliver “truth bombs.”
She added: “When they were three to six years old, I heard everything. If I was curious about something or asked a side question, they always told me.”
Another topic that came up a lot with younger kids was favorite kids — and Lola says siblings would be happy to tell her which their parents “preferred.”
In a video on her TikTok, Lola said her job meant she was in “very different stages of life” than some of her other friends in their early 20s.
She said, “They’re going to spill some liquid on her and be like, ‘Oh my god, it’s going to stain,’ and I’m going to sit there laughing because I’m literally constantly covered in vomit, food and spit.”
Unsurprisingly, Lola says saying goodbye to children — especially those she had cared for for years — was always emotional.
Although she cried after her last shift with one family, the nanny says she was comforted in knowing they were well taken care of.
This story originally appeared on The sun and is reproduced here with permission.
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