Dear Mouthy Housewives,
Where do you stand on the whole Do I hire a hot nanny or am I asking for trouble issue?
She’s Really Hot
Dear Really Hot,
I’m not sure if the Mouthy Housewives speak with one voice on this one, but personally, I say, hire away! The hotter the better, the tighter the sweater, we must increase our bust! What? Oh please, I can’t be the only one who bursts into spontaneous variations of Judy Blume quotes.
But seriously. If you found someone who you believe is capable of taking care of your children, whose references check out, who is responsible and who you like and the only thing standing between you and liberation from the shackles of childcare is her good looks? Ha! Let me repeat that: HA! Because let’s not kid ourselves here. Is her hotness an issue because (a) you’re worried that she’ll make you feel unhot; (b) you’re concerned that modeling assignments will pour her way and she’ll be late to her nanny job a lot; or (c) you suspect that your husband will have an Ethan Hawke-Robin Williams-other Hollywood riff raff-esque affair with the hot nanny.
If you are in the C-camp, let me reassure you: each of those men left his wife for a woman who was a lot less attractive than his wife. (Ok, in some cases I’m guessing. But I bet if you Google, you’ll see that even when guessing, I’m right.)
So you just can’t predict what will make a married man hook up with a nanny, or for that matter, a tranny. But basing your hiring decisions based on her looks is nuts. Especially since in my experience when it comes to attractive women, you and your husband’s mileage may vary. Because my husband doesn’t consider Helen Mirren to be a babe like I do.