Netflix…. The enemy of many mom´s productivity and to-do list. We were kinda late guests to the Netflix party but since we arrived I am hooked. Apart from starting some old-time favorites from scratch (Gossip Girl, don´t judge!), I recently re-discovered an obsession I have always had with a tv show, Nanny on Tour with Jo Frost.
So, I have been bingewatching Jo Frost lately and not just new shows for me of her tour in the States, but also re-watching the shows of her tour in the Netherlands. And this made me wonder, where on earth does this obsession with this reality show come from?
Is it the fact that the kids on this show are usually completely out of control and suddenly makes my situation at home look like a walk in the park? I mean the tantrums thrown in the families that Jo Frost deals with are of a whole other level. The eating habits are nothing you´ve ever seen before. And let´s not talk about the hours of sleep the parents usually get. By watching Jo Frost you rapidly feel better about your own chaos at home.
However, I realized it´s not that why I am hooked on Jo Frost. Because I already loved this program before becoming a mom myself. So, I have come to the conclusion it´s not the chaotic situation at those families, it´s Jo Frost herself. This lady is like a children whisperer. She is in charge. She´s sweet to them but gets them to do anything. She has this natural authority and even if she has just met a kid, somehow they listen to her. A super power that every mom wants! Also, as a mom, often I don´t have a clue what I am doing and what would be the best approach in a certain situation. She does know and takes action immediately with what seems to be the right approach because mostly the kids instantly listen to her or change their behavior. Hello, can I have some of that please?