Rebecca Romjin And Jerry O’Connell Are Raising Their Kids Like Most Of Us Do – By Themselves
I had a nanny once. She did not live with us. I had one child and was living in Europe and I traveled a lot with my husband for business. She would come over a few times a week and sometimes spend weekends with my child if we were out of town, but for the most part I have done all the child raisin’ myself. Just like Rebecca Romjin and Jerry O’Connell do! Well, at least according to People magazine:
And whileÂ tackling twins is tough, the couple areÂ taking on the taskÂ alone â€” without the help of a full-time nanny.
â€œWeâ€™re each otherâ€™s assistants. We pick up each otherâ€™s slack. Whoever is less busy helps the busier one: â€˜Can you go pick up this for me?â€™ or â€˜Can you book my flight?â€™â€ Romijn, 40, says inÂ Redbookâ€˜s August issue.
â€œThatâ€™s what real life is. Once you start paying somebody else to do the grunt work, who are you?â€
Who are you? You are somebody with the help of a nanny or personal assistant, that’s who you are! I never wanted a nanny to do things like change diapers or feed my babies (I was nursing anyway) but now that they are older it sure would be nice to have someone do all the junk I despise doing, like driving them places and being the voice of Ken which always seems to be my job.
I admire famous people when they don’t have outside help, but I don’t begrudge non-famous people when they do. Actually, now that I think about it I don’t want a nanny to help me with childcare and child-related stuff, but I would like a nanny for me who would brush my hair and make me yummy snacks and help me pick out my clothes and maybe run a bath for me. Not like a maid but like a helper. I want my own nanny!