In a development that has left me digging through my drawers for a cashmere twin-set and a string of pearls, it's looking increasingly possible that I may soon have a household staff.
Well, not a staff, so much. More like an unpaid au pair.
Dan and I looked into a few different childcare options earlier this year before deciding on the family day care set-up we love so much.
During that process, we registered with an au pair agency which has recently come back to us and asked if we'd like to be considered for their part-time program.
Basically, in return for room and board, the au pair undertakes 10-15 hours of child minding and light housework a week.
At this point, we're interested. We have a bedroom and bathroom downstairs that lend themselves rather nicely to guest quarters and we like the details of the potential candidates they've sent us.
We've had plenty of people live with us over the years, both short and long-term, so that's not such an issue for us.
We don't need home help, or childminding help. But it might bring a little something extra to our life for the three months an au pair would be with us and it definitely fits in with my 'village to raise a child' philosophy.
What do you think? Would you like an au pair to live with you for three months?