Thursday, August 28, 2008
Brash Ad For Nanny Claims That 'My kids are a pain'
When someone is looking for help, they sometimes sugarcoat the position or the situation. This is apparently not the case in Manhattan.
In an unusually honest ad for a live-in nanny, Rebecca Land Soodak, a mother of four wrote, "My kids are a pain," in her August 19th advertisement on Craigslist.
She went on to say, "If you cannot multitask, or communicate without being passive aggressive, don't even bother replying."
Even though the ad gets better with the following excerpts, a 25-year-old University of Virginia graduate, committed to take care of Rubin, 12; Ellis, 9; and Shay and Cassie, both 6.
While I respect that this mom would like the right match for her family, I think that the way she speaks in this ad is condescending.
It is very sad to hear that she thinks her kids are a pain.