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C Arrives in Gallarate

What were you grateful for this week? That I have finally made it here to Italy, and how friendly everyone has been.

What was the most difficult or challenging part of this week? The daughter refuses to speak to me in English unless we are alone.

Tell us about a "wow" moment you had this week. I have only been here a very short time but I guess I have just given them more of my time than is required, so extra help and cleaning.

Tell us about your week! I first got here on the weekend, so I was lucky enough to be able to sightsee and get to know a couple members of the family before starting work. Went into the center of Milan and saw the cathedral and shopping center there, then got some gelato and walked around the little area I am living in, Gallarate. 

The daughter's first day of school was on Monday so I went and met the teachers and saw the school. I had the morning off so talked with the mother about how to properly take care of the daughter and discipline her, and every night the mother will cook her and me dinner and we will talk about the day and other things. 

It is nice to also be able to help the mother keep improving her English as well as the daughter, also when the daughter is willing to speak with me I can see that even just a couple of hours she can learn so much. In two days she has already learned her lefts and rights. I will get to meet the father and son in the days to come because they have been away, which I am excited for. Also excited to make friends with other au pairs in the area so I have people to speak with on my time off and also people to travel on the weekends with.

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