Mittwoch, 27. Januar 2010

You know you are an Au Pair in America when...

[found this at a friends blog and really felt like copying it to show it to you guys!]
Hab das auf Angelas Blog gefunden, habe sehr gelacht und musste es einfach kopieren!

You know you are an Au Pair in America when...

+You always introduce yourself with : 'Hi! My name is [your name), I'm from
(country) and I have (amount of children you are taking care of) children!!'

+Everybody is greeting you with a 'Hi. How are you!' and you can't respond fast enough, so you say it first!

+The worst thing is, the daddy is working from home

+You know what a S'MORE is

+You spent all your money at the MALL and you still have nothing to wear (wer kennt das nicht? Hab übrigens gestern ein neues Kleid und nen Pulli bei ROSS gekauft, suuper Angebot - dabei wollte ich doch eigentlich nur eine Blockflöte kaufen ... blöd nur, dass der Musikladen gleich nebenan war, damit konnte ja wohl niemand rechnen!)

+You hate Dora, The Wiggles and Thomas (zum Glück haben wir kein Fernsehen! :D)

+You say silly instead of stupid (das ist so wahr! man muss echt immer drauf achten, was man sagt!)

+You go to PLAYDATES (nirgendwo anders nennt man das so :D )

+You've seen more movies in one month than in your whole life at home

+You drive over 30 minutes to a friend and you think it's not far

+You only have other Au Pairs as your friends

+You can make bacon

+You say 'like' and 'totally' every three words (so true...)

+Someone has asked you stupid questions like: 'do you have cars in your country?' -- 'You don't have Valentine's Day?' -- 'Where is your country?'

+You don't think it's wrong to have cake AND ice cream.

+You park as close to the store as possible so you don't have to walk even one yard too far

+You cherish moments of silence more than ever before

+You notice yourself saying 'GOOD JOB' a hundred times a day

+You wonder why you slept the whole night long so uncomfortable and you notice the next morning, you slept on a Barbie, a lollipop, sand toys etc.

+You need to be creative to find new punishments because a time-out doesn't work anymore ;-)

+You have to admit to mistakes you never did or put the blame on you day for day

+You're sure you don't want own kids within the next 100 years

+You know now exactly how difficult it was for your parents to have little kids and you feel like saying thanks for all you've done to your Mom and Dad every day

+You're ready to drink anytime of the day ( again: so true)

+You start to love Disney movies again and can copy every passage of them

+You've learned what it means to be patient

+You know what a LCC is

+You know that you should NEVER SHAKE A BABY!!!

+You take a nap, after you dropped of the kids at school (after being up for just 2 h :D) (das mache ich mindestens zweimal die Woche, haha)

+You are DRIVING to the bus stop to pick up your kids, which is only 200 meters from your house

+The kids call you Mom cause you spend too much time with them (wie wahr...)

+You think $160 every weekend just for shopping and coffee are much in your country but not that much here

+The cup of coffee doesn't make you awake anymore, it just makes you alive.

+You miss the good old' days when you were able to go to the bakery and get bread w/ real butter (yellow)

+You don't walk into the bank, you use the drive inn to get your money

+You use sanitzer instead of washing your hands

+Instead of singing song from the radio your singing children's songs


Marietta hat gesagt…

hahaha wie geil :D
Ich war auch ein paar Tage mit meiner Organisation in Washington DC (wir sind mit dem BUS (!) von Alabama nach Washington gefahren! Das war Horror!)
Ist die schönste Stadt in der ich jemals war. Wahnsinn! Wenn ich da gewohnt hätte wär ich zum Hausaufgaben machen nach der Schule immer in irgendnen Park gefahren :D

tincorebell hat gesagt…

hahahaha sooo vieles davon is auch für mich zutreffend.. ich glaub,da haben alle au-pairs das gleiche leid..egal in welchem land .. lach :)