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Mom of three asks if she's wrong for rejecting 'younger more attractive' nannies.

Mom of three asks if she's wrong for rejecting 'younger more attractive' nannies.

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We all know the movie trope: a happy family dynamic is quickly unraveled when a gorgeous nanny enters the picture. Maybe the marriage was already on the rocks, but neither partner was ready to admit it until there was another effortlessly beautiful woman connecting with their children, and being exposed to their truth.

In other cases, the nanny herself isn't interested but the husband's wandering eye is hard to hide, and the wife sees it and takes note. While these scenarios are reductive in the ways they pit women against each other, assume the worst of straight men, and undermine the fact that nannying is a career women do for money - not the male gaze, the stereotype in pop culture still informs how some people make their decisions in real life.

In a recent post on the Am I The A*shole subreddit, a mom asked if she's wrong for feeling uncomfortable hiring an attractive younger nanny.

My husband and I are pregnant with our third child we were looking to get a nanny to help out for the first two years. I am planning on returning to work in two months after I deliver.

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