January 06, 2006
Chinese Nannies all the rage in NY

That is what this article said. I blogged about multi-lingual nannies, but the wealthy elite are hiring Chinese nannies and are taking it to the next level!

...many Americans believe China will overtake the US both economically and politically by 2040, at the latest. So they're looking out for the next generation. At the very least it can't hurt if your child can hold her own linguistically with the mightiest world leaders of the future.

And to show you how serious the parents where, the child's parents

...brought Chinese friends to the au pair interviews to serve as a kind of language police. The idea was to keep Miss Rogers from learning the wrong sort of Chinese, and finding herself speaking undesirable slang later on.

I really need to knuckle down and learn some Mandarin! At least if I visit China, I would understand what they are talking about.

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Posted by whykay at January 06, 2006 11:41 PM