We’re looking into day-cares and nannies. My preference would be hire a nanny, but we’ll see what happens.
It’s really funny to discuss nannies with the SWPLs in my neighborhood. In general, they don’t want to hire black nannies, but they don’t want to admit that they don’t want to hire black nannies. There is one exception to this – it appears that people are willing (and eager) to hire black nannies if the nannies have recently immigrated from Africa.
The easiest way to weed out American black nannies is to require that the nanny know a second language – even it’s some obscure African language.
In the park, when you look at the nannies with kids, the nannies naturally break into three groups: Hispanics, American blacks, and African blacks.
Finally, I’ll note that an incredible number of otherwise law-abiding SWPLs – mostly lawyers and government employees too! – also have nannies that they pay off-the-books.