Looking forward to having a Chinese Au Pair.

By a single father, Gregory L.

In my previous post  Why consider an Au Pair? I mentioned that I am in need of a trusted caregiver. I am looking forward to a mature and responsible Au Pair from China who becomes a part of our family life.

Since English is the primary language in our household, it would benefit the Au Pair as well to improve her English skills.  An Au Pair can share a connection ‘back home’ even if it comes from a ten or eight year-old child.  After all, they both speak the same two languages.

Even though my kids mother passed away, they continued to attend their Sunday Chinese school throughout the spring and finished strong.  We had a lot of kind help from teachers, administrators and tutors.  I told the school the children will be back in the fall.  When we find the right match, our Au Pair will be there too.

Henry and Nina are both avid readers and when they aren’t reading books, they often do drawing, painting and crafts.  Henry is particularly fond of building Legos.  For leisure activities, they both participate in swimming and tennis and love visiting New Hampshire during vacations.

My kids are looking forward to having a new Au Pair.  They already made cards that describe themselves and their interests. 

I am in the process of remodeling the house so that an Au Pair will feel comfortable and welcome in her new environment.  The Au Pair will have access to her own car, a computer, iPad and iPhone along with high-speed Internet.

But I think it is more important that we open our hearts and doors and invite our future Au Pair to be part of our family and share with us her culture.  The one thing I did not want my children to lose is a connection to who they are.  That is why we sought out a Chinese Au Pair.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Why consider an Au Pair? « Go Au Pair Philadelphia, Bucks & Montgomery Counties and parts of NJ
  2. Bianca
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 11:15:00

    Thanks for the post. I’ll be back to keep updated.


  3. Jelissa Ayala
    Jul 01, 2012 @ 16:20:31

    why from chinese? I am from panama I would love to improve my English and learn chinese would be nice, good luck,I hope you can find your ideal Au Pair.


  4. Deborah
    Jul 04, 2012 @ 08:00:12

    Please keep sharing with us.


  5. jelissa
    Jul 06, 2012 @ 00:57:44

    I hope you can find a wonderful au pair from chinese 🙂 God bless you


  6. Trackback: An Au Pair and a single parent. « Go Au Pair Philadelphia, Bucks & Montgomery Counties and parts of NJ
  7. Go Au Pair Philadelphia
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 22:43:23

    Hi Jelissa, I appreciate your kind words. Best wishes and good luck to you too. .


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