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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Awww so cute

So I came across this article about these "friends" and I had to show you the pictures for those of you that wont follow the link to original story. I like those type of stories you know the ones that make it look like the world is okay and there maybe a happy ending after all. I mean if tiger and Apes can be friends then surely humanity can find a way to coexist peacefully right? And hopefully that teaches us how precious mother nature is and that we need to take care of ourselves and the earth to be sure there is one to give to our children and grandchildren.














On other news that person giving me headaches was removed from my families account and the girl that they are now matched with looks promising and hopefully is a final. I just got an email and the family liked her as did I so they are going to contact her and I hope she works out. One of my new families recieved bad news today their AP from Malawi did not get her visa. They are crushed and are actually reevaluating the program all together and may not stay with it after all. I have a girl that is here in mind she wanted to come to my area and is really unhappy where she is now. I'll find out tomorrow if she really wants to go through with the changing of families and then I'll see if I can convince the family. I think she'd be perfect for them.

I just came from the AP meeting at the Barnes and Noble. I love the fact that while none of the girls really had to attend the meeting most of them still did. I think they like this one because they can chat, I get them a piece of cheese cake factory Godiva Chocolate Cheese cake and everone gets coffee. One of the girls mom was visiting from Germany so she tagged along and seemed to enjoy meeting the group. I also had one girl from another group that had missed her meeting so she asked permission to come to mine. She kept saying how nice my group is and how much more fun the meeting is than in hers. Mhh not sure what she meant but that just shows you a piece of Chocolate Cheese cake goes a long way. Actually I kind of have an idea what she means. See I keep a pretty tight reign on my girls and don't let them break into cliques that don't talk to one another ect. My philosophy is they are all in the same boat so while you don't have to become best friends you do have to be civil and supportive. Since I have always had that rule my older au pairs (having been here longer) pass it on to the new ones and I have no problems and always great girls. They always come to the meetings and not just to sign the paper and leave but they actually participate and hang out even if they don't have too.

Alrighty, I need to get some homework done. I'll be in DC this weekend and have a lot less time between meetings and a bunch of people to see.

13 comments:

jin said...

Cute photos!
:-D

So, I can comment here & everywhere except my blogs n Brioche's blog?!!?
Hopefully they'll fix it soon...

Dino aka Katy said...

Jin - see I knew people wouldn't read so at least there are photos
yeah not sure what the problem is with your and Brioche's blog hopefully its fixed soon

Library Mama said...

Very cute! And yes, I read the article. ;-)

You have so much to think about and coordinate in your job with the APs. How long have you done this job? Your girls all look happy. You must be doing a good job.

Dino aka Katy said...

LM - yeah I am glad to hear you read the article.

I have been an LCC (local childcare coordinator) for a little over 3 years. I like it a lot because I believe in the program.

jin said...

Hey, I read! I read!
(I always read ALL your posts btw)

Just didn't know what to say...seems you always have so much work/errands/email/phone related to the AP's. I think you should be getting DOUBLE $$ for how good you are to all of them AND the families!

Dino aka Katy said...

Jin - thats good to know.
Well I never did the AP job for the money (honestly I couldn't afford to) but the benefits - like cashing in my points for a new camera, getting to know people from all over the world

The Phosgene Kid said...

Cheese cake? Did someone say cheese cake?

The Phosgene Kid said...

I still say when the tiger gets a bit bigger this is going to end badly for the monkey.

Dino aka Katy said...

Phos - I know the cheese cake factory doesn't compare to Jin but in the absence of her baking this is as good as it gets

hey happy ending - they will remain friends!!!

Steven Novak said...

Is it just me, or in the second picture, does it look like the chimp is headless and holding his own head in his hands? ;)

Steve~

Dino aka Katy said...

Steven - I think there is more than one in the picture and that's why

Gareth said...

I was hiding under the table ;)

Dino aka Katy said...

Gareth - maybe my new camera can see through things like tables. I'll have to try once I get it today