I am a 37 year old female. I just moved back to Arizona after being in Denver, Colorado for the last 8 years. I am an artist and am looking to get back into having gallery showings again in AZ. Although I personally don't have any children, I am the "stand-in" mommy and "emergency last minute" baby-sitter for just about every friend that I have. We joke about how no matter what time of day or night, the length of stay, or what is going on, I ALWAYS will watch anyone's child(ren).... I feel that this is mostly because people know that I am responsible, trustworthy, and will watch and protect their little ones with the same awareness and love that they do. I am stern, yet fair, such as; I am all for a child figuring things out for themselves and growing from what they learned from that experience (but there is very little that gets past me as I have been, done, and seen just about everything.) I can relate to a child and at the same time do not baby or suffocate their own feelings. I speak to them just as I would their parents, and believe that just because I'm mature, doesn't always make me "right" because a child's feelings or involvement, vote, belief, ideas, and assessment of a situation is just as important as mine, and can come with varying degrees of interpretation that sometimes adults "forget" about or lack the imagination for. I find this amazingly resourceful and always useful with being an artist and have had crutial ideas sprout from the spark of an imaginative toddler. That's the beauty and innocence of youth and I wish more adults kept that said spark with age. I love having a child come to me with an issue, problem, needing advice, or simple question. Knowing that a child trusts you enough to ask, is one thing, but it makes me happy to answer and knowing that I can help and satisfy that little mind until the next question, is truely gratifying.
As a kid, I never stopped asking questions about EVERYTHING, and wanted to understand every little part of every little thing , and to many adults dismay, was usually told to "play the quiet game" or "finish reading your book" (which usually only brought on more questions.) I enjoy becoming the teacher and in helping with homework or school projects or anything to keep their minds entertained and constantly learning. I talk a lot, ask tons of questions, and most of the time, have AMAZING conversations with kids.
On a side note....I do have tattoos...and they ARE in noticeable places. One would hope that at this day & age these things wouldn't matter, but I know that to some people they do. Which is perfectly fine. To each his own. I have no problem covering them up if you'd prefer and can only hope that you won't immediately dismiss me due to having expressed my artistic nature on my body for others to see, and give me a chance to prove I'm much more than what the stereotypical world has projected of those with tattoos. I know that no matter the child's age, race, or beliefs ... I can definitely not only watch over your child and be there for them when you are not able too be, but have lots to teach, lots of love to give, and with me...your child or children will always be the most important thing in my day. I give 100%of myself in any situation. And look forward to meeting any family that needs a new,fun,friendly nanny.