AU PAIR: MY FIRST MATCH WITH A FAMILY OF SEVEN!

So, this is a post you gonna want to remember in the future, as we go through my au pair Journey.

I already told you guys my experience about being online at Cultural Care website, you can ready everything by clicking HERE.

After all of that I didn’t have exceptions anymore about becoming an Au Pair, it was about to complete a year that I was online, and in a couple of weeks my profile would’ve been closed and I would have to start all the process again. When I met my host family!

I simply logged into my account to check something, and the minute I got out, an e-mail came saying that there was a new host family on my profile. Here’s a tip I took a long time to realize: every time you log in your Cultural Care account, you make yourself appear on the top of a list of Au Pairs that families can check it out, and that was what happened that day.

Once I saw the *new host family in your profile* e-mail, I already have gotten another email from the same family arranging a Skype. So before answering them, I needed to find out who that family was, right?!

They lived very close to Manhattan, that got me very excited right away, in a super cute neighborhood and they had four adorable toddlers, the minute I saw their picture I felt in love. But I was indeed a little worried, because there was four kids under five years old, plus the host mom was pregnant.

The time I was in United States I noticed that Americans like to have big families, and I really think that it’s great, specially because with a good number of active kids, living with someone else would never be awkward or boring, right?

So I wasn’t scared at all about this, I was pretty confident about it, I knew I could make it.

Can’t say the same about my mom who was freaking out and didn’t trust me at all for the job.

So, I agree with the Skype, it would be nice to get to know a little bit more about them, and “if it doesn’t work, at least I get to practice my English” was what I though.

Our first Skype was great, the host parents were so young and cool, they were extremely interest in me, I got to see and talk to the kids, it was a very nice conversation, so we scheduled another Skype, and another, and we Skyped every week till I went to New York.

After our third Skype they asked for the match and I was shaking on happiness, after almost giving up on everything, talking with so many host family, had a roller coaster of feelings through all the past year, I was relief, and excited, and glad a found such a good host family.

If you read the last post you know I didn’t have many expectations of what I wanted about a host family, I just wished for good people to share this moment, people who I would be comfortable with, because I knew that this experience would change the way I see my life entirely.

On further posts I want to share a little bit more of how I got to the United States, how was living with the host family, and much more, so keep yourself close to this little blog for more of the craziest adventure in my life…

Published by Deborah Mingrone

Big City Lover, Fashion Student in São Paulo, Brazil, ex- Au Pair in New York. Living and sharing aall my experiences and ideas over here. Be welcome into this amazing journey called life with me! Don't forget to check instagram and Youtube for more.

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