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on Monday, 07 October 2013
You can’t escape a performance appraisal, whether you're in Grade 4 or are the CEO of the Bank of England.

As much as I like to think I am Super-ior Nanny (with an emphasis on all-knowing, dare I say, omniscient…well, in my blog at least), I thought it would be a productive exercise for 8 year old Miss Polly to evaluate me. Here’s my report card.

Fun B++++++
It’s nearly an A but not when the fun has to stop and I have to go to bed or do my homework or tidy up. I like it when we turn the music up loud and sing and dance. When Nanny V reads me stories with her crazy funny voices. She makes me giggle because she thinks she is SO good at it.

Drawing Z
Nanny V can’t even draw a house. But I like her flowers. She is helping me write my book. It’s called “Susie the silly seal”. My other project is a piggy bank money box. I started with a balloon and then lots of glue and newspaper. I can paint it when it’s finished and dry and maybe I will let her help me with the colours but not the drawing on it.

Cooking A, B, C, D
She gets 4 marks because I don’t want to be mean. I like it when she shows me the menu for every week and when I get to choose on my “whatever I want” day. She makes really good meatballs and chicken. Her cakes are horrible. She eats healthy salads which sometimes I like too but my favourite is pasta. Once she let me eat pasta with honey and I want to try pasta with ice-cream too.

Miss Polly is truly delightful, creative, and her generous soul endears her to all creatures great and small. I am not sure whether her words are a true insight to how she feels. I like to think it’s more the smile that beams when she sees me. Her giggly little girl laugh. And the delicious hugs.

Infinitely better than the handshake a CEO gets.

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