Should You Au Pair?

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Should You Au Pair? - Quiz

Do you have what it takes to live in a foreign country as a family's au pair? Take our quiz and find out -


You May Get

The name is Poppins. Mary Poppins.

You are a master nanny.  Whether it's whipping up the best pancakes in the world, fully acting out bedtime stories, or planning the next fun outing, you've got it covered.  No tantrums or sad faces here.

Able Au Pair

You're pretty confident in a room of kids. Sure, you might not be able to make an edible peanut butter and jelly sandwich or get the weird French dishwasher to operate properly, but the important thing is that you're having fun, and so are they. Godspeed.

Green Girl

Babysitting just has never been your schtick and you are just now filling out your application for a passport. This will be an adventure that will expand your horizons and teach you a whole lot about yourself. Be prepared for the trip of a lifetime.

Chidphobe

Okay, so their sticky hands and shrill cries freak you out. A lot. That's okay. What you want is a two-sibling, same-gender household with a pair that gets along. You'll have to break up fights every now and then, and yes, you might have to live with getting sticky, but they will entertain each other most of the time, and that will give you the breathing room you need to get comfy.
Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    First and Foremost - Do you like kids?
    • A. 

      Love 'em. And they love me.

    • B. 

      Sure. Once I get to know them.

    • C. 

      Sometimes. It really depends on the kid.

    • D. 

      You mean those little people with chocolate on their faces? Ech.

  • 2. 
    Do you like to travel?
    • A. 

      I've always wanted to, but haven't really had the opportunity yet.

    • B. 

      My passport has stamps on top of stamps.

    • C. 

      Of course! Whenever I get the chance.

    • D. 

      Other people's beds freak me out.

  • 3. 
    Did you grow up with brothers and sisters? (Or cousins that were always around)
    • A. 

      Nope. Only Child.

    • B. 

      I'm a lot older/younger than my siblings, but we were around each other a bit growing up.

    • C. 

      Sure did.

    • D. 

      Yep. And I'm the eldest.

  • 4. 
    How old are you?
    • A. 

      16-19

    • B. 

      20-22

    • C. 

      23-25

    • D. 

      >25

  • 5. 
    Can you cook?
    • A. 

      Mac & Cheese, baby!

    • B. 

      Yep, just need a recipe and some time to figure it out.

    • C. 

      Nope. I burn everything.

    • D. 

      Six courses and homemade sorbet, coming your way.

  • 6. 
    You're taking care of 8-year-old twins, Bob and Rob. Bob slaps Rob for stealing his toy. Rob cries hysterically. What do you do? (First instinct!)
    • A. 

      Seperate them, get both sides of the story, then make them apologize to each other.

    • B. 

      Tell Bob to can it, explain to Rob that he's a jerkface, and leave them in a pool of their own tears

    • C. 

      Send Bob to his room for hitting. Take the toys away from Rob. Time-out for 15 minutes.

    • D. 

      Hug them both and try to calm the tears.

  • 7. 
    You've got to break the ice with a six-year-old girl. What game do you go for?
    • A. 

      Tic-Tac-Toe

    • B. 

      Simon Says

    • C. 

      Thumb War

    • D. 

      Rock Paper Scissors

    • E. 

      Hide & Seek

  • 8. 
    What is your experience babysitting?
    • A. 

      Just family members

    • B. 

      I'm the baby of the family

    • C. 

      Lots and lots of experience

    • D. 

      The odd job here and there as a teen

  • 9. 
    Would you describe yourself as patient?
    • A. 

      It depends on the situation. I'm patient to start with, for sure

    • B. 

      Very. My friends regularly call me "zen"

    • C. 

      Nope. Get it done. Now.

  • 10. 
    How tidy are you?
    • A. 

      Eh, there's clutter on my floor, but you can still see the carpet.

    • B. 

      My personal space is color coded

    • C. 

      Pretty tidy, but messes will happen.

    • D. 

      I'm a slob. So what?