Would you take a position as a part-time nanny if it paid $53,000 per year? A family in the UK is willing to hire someone but there is a catch. If you get the job, you will be wearing a Disney princess costumer the whole time.
Most parents agree that there is something about the energy that children have that can rub off on them. Sure, there are going to be times when it is nice to kick back and relax but watching them get excited about the simple things in life just seems to rub off on us.
Perhaps you have seen that energy and you have looked for ways to keep the fire burning, so to speak. Of course, you don’t want to spoil the child but at the same time, you might take things right up to the limit. There are plenty of toys and other activities to keep your children motivated in that way.
If your child really has a passion for something, however, you might go the extra mile when it comes to keeping that interest going. Perhaps that is why a British couple has decided to go the extra mile when hiring a nanny for their 5-year-old twin girls.
You see, both of those girls are obsessed with Disney princesses and the parents know that only a princess will do when it comes to that position. If you have a child who is obsessed with the Disney phenomenon, you probably understand.
The nanny who is ultimately hired by the couple will be dressed up like a Disney princess all day long. The idea is to show the twins what a strong female role model looks like. I’m sure we have all talked to our children many times about those virtues but showing them by example just takes things to the next level.
Not only that, the children are probably much more likely to listen to the princess than a ‘regular’ nanny. She may even be able to get them to go down for a nap without a problem.
If you qualify, you might just want to apply. Dress up like a princess and earn a $53k annual salary? Life is good!
The family does admit that this might be coloring outside of the lines a bit. Don’t worry, they aren’t going to try to pay you in pixie dust.
“Like most 5-year-olds, our girls are obsessed with Disney and we feel this would be the best way to communicate some important values,” the twins’ mother wrote in the post.
“We know this isn’t a normal request for nannies, however, we think it would be a great way to teach our girls about things like determination, compassion, fearlessness, and ambition from strong yet relatable female role models like Princess Tiana, Princess Anna, Belle, and Cinderella. We are looking for someone who can commit to a character and create a really fun atmosphere in our home, but also won’t be afraid to be a disciplinarian if the twins are naughty or act out – they can be little terrors at times!”
If you take a look at the ad, you can see that the best person for the job is someone who probably played a princess at one of the theme parks in the past.
“The right person will have a real creative flair as well as a passion for all things Disney and will be able to share that love of those characters with our girls.”
There are some other responsibilities you will want to be aware of before you sign on the dotted line. The twins will need to be picked up from school 4 days per week. You will also be responsible for setting up Disney-related activities and sometimes, you might need to put them to bed at night.
Don’t have your own costume? No problem! They will be buying one for you.
The end of the ad reads: “We think it’s a great opportunity for someone to get really creative and add a little magic to our girls’ lives! So, if there are any Disney-mad nannies out there who’d be able to help us out, please get in touch.”
Time to brush up the resume.