Khloé Kardashian was recently shamed for bringing her daughter's nanny out and about with her, and as someone who nannied for over three years, I truly am at a loss with this one.
An Instagram account that wasn't even her own shared two paparazzi pictures of Khloé out with True and her nanny. In the comments, one user wrote: "Khloé acts like she can't go anywhere without her nanny. Nanny is in every pic and place she goes. She can mother on her own, we all do it! What a joke. She literally can't go to the market, a party, or lunch without her nanny. WTF."
Well, this keyboard warrior probably thought she was safe commenting on an unofficial account without tagging the 34-year-old mom, but oh, oh no — this is a Kardashian you're messing with.
Khloé found the comment and swiftly replied. "I can go anywhere and everywhere with whom I choose to," she wrote. "I choose to treat everybody like family that is in my house. I choose to invite whoever wants to come to fun outings. We all love and enjoy the farmers' market and it's so fun to go places and create memories together. I hope you have a happy and blessed day. I also hope that you are very kind to the ones that are kind to you. The ones that are not, probably need your kindness even more."
Sure, most moms hire a nanny so that they can leave the house for a few hours, get work done, or even take a shower and a nap. You are paying them to be there, after all, so why spend all of that time doubling up the child care? But many moms who hire a nanny, especially one that'll be around daily, also want to ensure they're hiring someone who will love and care for their child just as they do. Having a nanny that loves your child and would move mountains for them isn't a necessity, but it's a serious plus. So if your nanny loves being around your child, and you love being around your child, you end up wanting to share both special and mundane moments with your nanny. At least, that's how it was for me.
I started nannying for a family when their little boy was 18 months old. I gave my whole heart to him — I had no choice, because we spent so much time together that our bond grew faster than I could have ever expected. We went everywhere together, and even though I was paid to be with him and care for him, on days when his mom was home from work or only needed me around for just a short time so she could run errands, I'd inevitably end up spending the day with her and her son. I was invited to birthday parties, preschool graduation, random school events, his Summer camp show, family functions, and to stay for dinner whenever I wanted.
Is my past situation Khloé's nanny's situation? Probably not. Is Khloé just like the mom I worked for, who has become a close friend over the years? I'd guess no. But like Khloé said, she "can go anywhere and everywhere with whom I choose to," so it's none of anyone's business where she goes and who she takes with her. And if she's choosing to treat her 1-year-old daughter's nanny like family and welcome her into the fold with open arms for the sake of her child, then I think that's really beautiful.