♥ Meu Deus, como está passando rápido.. to besta!
Meus dias têm sido tão corridos que não to vendo o tempo passar, ou melhor, correr.. isso tá absurdo... E a cada dia vai me assustando, mas não me dando ansiedade, que estranho!
Todo mundo que pergunta: "Ta ansiosa?" Eu sempre respondo: "Não"... e sempre fazer a mesma pergunta: " Mas porque? Eu não seu lugar tava louca!" Mas ainda não descobri a resposta para o "PQ"... enfim... acredito que se to me sentindo assim é bom! Na verdade to curtindo minha vida aqui, e não to pensando na viagem/trabalho.. acho que so vai cair a ficha mesmo, LÁ! Com certeza... porque também se não cair... sou louca! hahahahaha
Pois é galerinha, quanto a family não tenho muitas novidades, obviamente que falo com ela (host) raramente! A não ser quando preciso ou tenho algo pra falar importante fora isso... acabou o assunto! rsrs
MEU DEUS.... como eu podia esquecer... acabei de lembrar... fui convidada pela Experimento a participar do Jornal do mes de Outubro... e sabe fazendo o quê?? Uma entrevista com a Host... e vou postar aqui... acho que será beeeem útil... A entrevista é a seguinte... pedi pra ela se apresentar (nome, aonde trabalha, em que trabalha, quantos filhos, quantas Au pairs...), e pedi para enumerar 5 coisas que ela GOSTA / APROVA em uma Au Pair.... e 5 coisas que ela NÃO GOSTA/ NÃO APROVA... Não é bem legal... ??? Então vo postar, mas vai ta toda em Ingles.. pq nao vo traduzir não!!! rsrsrsrs vamos treinar o ingles! hahaha
(Gente a entrevista da um pouco grandinha, mas vale muito a pena ler, tenho certeza q tudo que ela disse não serve so pra mim e pra familia DELA e sim pra todas! )
Segue a entrevista:
" My name is Sharon Carty, and I'm a journalist. I write for USA TODAY, the biggest paper in America, covering the auto industry for the Money section of the newspaper. My husband is in law school. We have three kids, and have had au pairs since our middle child, who is now five, was a baby. So that means we've had six au pairs. We are really excited to meet Natalia, who will be our seventh au pair, in December!
Five things we expect in a good au pair. Well, number one has to be this: The best au pairs really, really love children. They smile when they see the children, and they sit on the ground and play with the kids on the floor, and they sing songs and act silly and run around and have fun. That is the best!
The second characteristic is responsibility. A good au pair is more than just a fun friend. She doesn't let the kids misbehave, she gets them involved in jobs around the house, and always keeps them safe. She more like a big sister or a good aunt than a friend.
The third characteristic is independence. A good au pair makes lots of friends outside the house, and spends her weekends and time off having fun and enjoying America! (This is very important! Make sure you pick a family that is in an area where there are lots of au pairs! Because if you aren't happy and having fun, your job with the kids will become boring very quickly!)
Fourth, a good au pair remembers that being an au pair is a job. There are some bad parts of the job, like doing the kids laundry and making sure to clean up after the kids, but it is part of the job. It's also hard to live in the same house as your boss, but that's part of the job. That's another reason why it's important to have friends and places to go on the weekend!
Fifth, a good au pair is flexible. (No, I don't mean she can touch her toes!) A good au pair doesn't mind if the schedule changes sometimes, or if she has to work on a Saturday night sometimes. Many families decide to have an au pair because they need someone to watch their children at weird hours, so that might mean working on a Friday night or waking up at 6 a.m. to start work. It happens!
And let's see, attitudes that don't work very well: One, someone who doesn't really love kids but wants to come to America for an adventure probably won't work out. Watching children can be very boring every day, and if you don't really love it, you'll see that there aren't as many adventures to keep you happy! Second, someone who gets depressed easily might have a hard time. It's very hard to move so far away from your family and friends, and it takes about six to eight weeks to develop good friends in the U.S., so if you get depressed easily, you might have a hard first two months.
Third, someone who likes to party too much might have a hard time living with a family with young kids. Coming home at 4 in the morning or getting drunk every night of the weekend is hard to do when you live with children. You won't be able to sleep that hangover off, and the family might get very, very annoyed!
Fourth, you need to be able to communicate with the family. Your English should be pretty good. Not perfect, but good enough to understand about 70% or 80% of what your family says. Don't pretend you understand if you don't. If you can't understand what they say, as them to write it down or send you an email so you can look it up later with your dictionary. If you pretend to understand, they might get angry if you don't do the things they asked you to do! No one expects your English to be excellent, and we all understand that it takes a few weeks to learn more and understand each other, so be honest when you don't understand! Pretending your English is better than it is doesn't help anyone!
Fifth, someone who is very messy might have a hard time with a host family. If you are someone who keeps their bedroom very messy, that should be fine, but remember to clean up after yourself when you are in the shared parts of the home (like the kitchen and the bathrooms.) If the host mom or host dad feels like they are suddenly cleaning up after their kids and their au pair, that could be trouble! "
Bom... espero que tenham gostado! E to devendo o video das kids... vo mandar.. mas deixa pro proximo post.. achei que esse valeria mais a pena.. INFORMATION !!!