1. You swear you’ll never have kids.
All the tantrums, fights, unbelievable requests, and time putting children before yourself has you swearing you’ll never have kids. It also has you in awe of your own parents who raised you without the help of an au pair. How did they do it without going completely insane?
2. You’ve forgotten what it’s like to have a 9-5 job.
Routine? Nope, not as an au pair. Your wakeup time changes more regularly than Katy Perry’s hair, and you’ve morphed into the most flexible person on the planet. “Very adaptable to change” should be bolded and underlined three times on your resume.