There are “I love you’s” and laughter flying around my house. I see [my au pair] running after my four year old or being tackled by my eleven year old. I see in everything she does that she loves my kids. She talks to them like a big sister and cares for each of them in ways specific to their needs even if that means being firm in a challenging moment. During off hours, she often chooses to hang out with us; we all truly enjoy each other’s company.