7+ quotes from The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin

Quotes from The Nanny Diaries

Emma McLaughlin ·  306 pages

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“if you'e going to do something, darling, then do it all the way.”
― Emma McLaughlin, quote from The Nanny Diaries


“There are people in this home- human beings- drowning in their desire for you to look them in the eye. You made this family. And all you have to do is show up and like them. It's called 're-la-ting.' So get over whatever totally-absent-buying-your affection parenting that you received and get here, man- because this is your LIFE and you're just pissing it away!”
― Emma McLaughlin, quote from The Nanny Diaries


“I pause to catch my breath, looking around at all the toys he's paid for and never once enjoyed with his son.”
― Emma McLaughlin, quote from The Nanny Diaries


“And he doesn't care what you're wearing or what you've brought him. He just wants you there. Wanting him. And time is running out. He won't love you unconditionally that much longer. And soon he won't love you at all.”
― Emma McLaughlin, quote from The Nanny Diaries


“if you're going to do something darling, then do it all the way\

uncoordinated and enthusiastic. a lethal combination”
― Emma McLaughlin, quote from The Nanny Diaries


“But there is so much you can do with five children in a dark parking lot before you want to sell them.”
― Emma McLaughlin, quote from The Nanny Diaries


“There are people─ in your home─ human beings─ drowning in their desire for you to look them in the eye. You made this family. And all you have to do is to show up and like them. It's called 'relating'. So get over whatever totally-absent-buying-your-affection parenting that you received and get here, man─ because this is your LIFE and you're just pissing it away.”
― Emma McLaughlin, quote from The Nanny Diaries


About the author

Emma McLaughlin
Born place: in Elmira, New York, The United States
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