Angelina JolieSo, on a scale of one to 10, how much work are your kids? Enough that you'd need not one but two nannies to keep them in line? Maybe you should send them to live with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, then!

The engaged couple has six kids, and on their Christmas trip to designer Donna Karan's house in Turks and Caicos, the Pitt-Jolies apparently brought along 12 nannies. A little quick math, and that's two nannies per kid.

Geez, two nannies. And here I don't even have one.

Yup, I'll come out and say it. I'm a wee bit jealous of those who can actually afford live-in help because I will likely never be in the clan. I'd love someone to pitch in to oversee the cleaning of the playroom while my husband and I are making dinner or read that same Babymouse book for the 334th blessed time when I really just want to go downstairs and watch Glee, darnit.

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But I'd be happy with just one nanny for the one kid. Reallllly happy.

No need to take the Angelina and Brad route here. No siree. She's not so much work that she really needs the constant supervision of two adults, and if she was ... no, I don't want to imagine parenting THAT kid. That would be one little hellion, amIright?

The way I see it, one nanny is just there be an extra two hands, and of course, very useful for when we have to actually work (as it stands now we use old-fashioned babysitters for that). I think she (or he -- I'd be an equal opportunity employer!) would be able to handle things around here just fine on her own without calling in another back-up nanny, what with the fact that my husband and I also exist in our kid's world.

Oh, I'm sure she'd want some time off every day, but I'm OK with that too. No need for a second nanny to step in. That's where I'd get to do the little thing called parenting that I signed up for.

I'd ... wait for it ... spend time with my child!

Brad and Angie might want to try making a go of it with just one nanny, even if it means spending extra time actually doing stuff with their kids on vacation. 

It's kind of the point of parenting. It certainly makes the whole "actually having kids" make a lot more sense!

What do you think of people who employ two nannies for just one kid? Is it even parenting if you have two nannies taking care of one kid?

 

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