Friday, January 14, 2011

Hot nannies

While at the tennis asylum with Mrs. RS the other day after we were done playing tennis, I overheard a conversation that reinforced the notion that the more you learn about people and society the more you realize you don't know. Yes, I was at the tennis asylum and haven't been banned yet but that's a story for a different day but let's get back on topic: the conversation was about "hot nannies" and how certain members of select socio-economic groups compete with each other by comparing the hotness of their nannies. Now, in the spirit of full disclosure, my wife and I do not have a nanny to "help" take care of our children but there are some two career couples with families in my area that do employ nannies. Supposedly some people who are regulars at the tennis courts bring their nannies to mind their children (even though there is day care) while they exercise and to show off the nannies as a secondary competition.

None of the very few nannies that I've ever seen could be considered "hot." Perhaps it is my point of reference or perhaps it isn't something that I actively research, but most of the nannies that I've come across are decidedly "unhot." It was pointed out that it must be me because there are many examples of hot nannies with the most famous being the ex-Mrs. Tiger, Elin Nordegren (who either retired from modeling before she made the career move to become Jesper Parnevik's nanny or after she was making the big nanny bucks). While I'm not privy to her divorce settlement, I doubt Elin needs to model or nanny much any more.

Since the tennis league that I'm in is a couple's league, we tried, unsuccessfully to identify hot guy nannies. No one knew of any guy nannies, let alone hot guy nannies. Perhaps there is a glass ceiling for guy nannies that is unknown to those not in the biz. Don't be surprised if someone takes up this cause.

I keep thinking of a Mrs. Doubtfire look alike with some indeterminate accent when I visualize what a nanny would look like. I'm sure that this is because I spend too much time either at work, with my family, or doing this triathlon/training nonsense to be able to gain a true appreciation of a hot nanny contest but I had to wonder, since hotness is relative, how does one win? Then I took a more cynical look at it and tried to figure out who would win. Could it be the nanny? The guy who hires her? Does the guy even hire the nanny? Does the nanny agency? Could there be cheating? What about a hot nanny ringer?

The possibilities are endless.

11 comments:

Caratunk Girl said...

I have never heard of a hot nanny contest! The hot guy nanny thing has me giggling! And it puts this bad picture in my head of a guy wearing nothing but an apron..weird.

Emz said...

hilarious. loved this.

I'm getting a Manny one day. a MAN-Nanny. and you bet he'll be smokin' hot.

;)

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

I can only imagine the jokes and one liners this led to at the tennis league. Gotta say Joe - I was really hoping for pics when I saw your header!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am with Jeff, I was hoping for pics, and I am laughing at this post, some things people worry about

Jason said...

Yup - where are the pics? We can be talent evaluators like on American Idol.

Hot Nanny Idol judges introduced today are Carrot, Big Daddy Diesel and the Aspiring Triathlete....don't miss it!

Teamarcia said...

My next door neighbor has a manny, and yes Emz that's exactly what we call him. He's a just out of college, brawny Iowa farm boy. I wouldn't rank him too high on the hotness scale though...
OMG root canal infection? Say it isn't so!

JAllgood said...

LMAO! The hot nanny ringer put me over the edge!

I only know one retired nanny and she makes Mrs. Doubtfire looks Fem! Now she's just an ugly pain-in-the-a** co-worker. I could really use ANY pin-up pictures to improve the view here!

HELP!
-J

Katie said...

ahaha I'm sure if the woman are doing the hiring, there would only be hot mannies, and ugly nannies. Why would any mother hire the hottest female she could find to be a nanny?? Unless. . .

Also I don't have a nanny, but one of my old college teammates babysits sometimes and she is smoking hot :)

Big Clyde said...

I kept thinking a guy nanny would be called a "guynnie", but it sounds super-creepy when said outloud. Mannie is definitely better.

April said...

I was a nanny in college...it was a great job!
If I were going to hire a nanny, no doubt it would either be a female Mrs. Doubtfire look-a-like or a male Gerard Butler look-a-like...just sayin!

Al's CL Reviews said...

There was a "hot" nanny in Sex and the City 2. But they never focused on her face. They focused on the fact she didn't wear a bra.

I don't know anyone with a nanny or a manny.