What a day! As much as I love my host kids, sometimes…no actually, most recently EVERY SINGLE TIME, I just want to kill them (not literally of course).

Lucky as I am, I take care of 7 year old twins. One boy and a girl. The two can be so similar yet so different. Sometimes for good but most of the time, for the worst… Please God, kill me already. This afternoon, I went to pick up Ethan from his school (yes, that’s right! He goes to a different school from his sister) and after he begged me to give him the house keys (fuck knows why) I gave it to him and asked him to hand them back once at his sister’s school.

Me: Hey, Ethan, you have the house keys right?
Ethan: What? Oh my God Fran, I think, I’ve lost them?
Me: FUCK (under my breath)
Ethan: Can’t breathe
Me: What?
Ethan: I can’t breathe, I’m gonna faint!!!!

Then, I roll my eyes, understanding he just needed attention since he lost the fucking keys.

Me: Calm down, Ethan, have you checked your pockets? Have a look!
Ethan: Oh, I’ve found them.

After this problem got solved, we went to pick up his sister Emily who was not happy to see me.

Emily: Where’s mom?
Me: At work, c’mon let’s go!
 Emily: But I want mommy… (crying)
Me: C’mon Emily, let’s go, we just have to walk 10 minutes.

Emily: No! I’m too tired, I don’t wanna walk, I want mommy to pick me up (still crying)
Me: C’mon Emily, we’re wasting time
Emily: Can’t we just take a cab?
Me: A cab? Who’s gonna pay for it?
Emily: You!
Me: Me?
Emily: And how?
Me: You have a lot of money, my mom is paying you!

And then I stayed dumbstruck for a few second before, I spoke in a BATMAN voice: “Emily, I won’t repeat myself again. Let’s go!”

 She must have seen the fire in my eyes because she didn’t argue any longer.

This is the first chapter of “Au Pairs Chronicles” based on characters from “Au pairs love cupcakes” and stories that I’ve heard.

Founder of “Au Pairs Chronicles” and author of the novel “Au pairs love cupcakes”, my main goal is to help and motivate people, including au pairs to live their dream. My favorite quote is ” Be somebody nobody thought you could be.”
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