I don't think anyone in my family, none of my parents or grandparents, ever had sayings in the house. My parents had a ton of stuff everywhere, posters on top of postcards on top of dead bats on top of lip outlines on top of calendars from 1942 on top of old maps on top of a drawing I made in 2nd grade, but no sayings. My sister and I have discussed with dread the thought of cleaning out the house if they die. I would either have to take an entire year off work or hire someone or just burn it.
Suja, I was just thinking (on my drive home yesterday) how difficult it would be to be a nanny and in the position of disciplining someone else's kids, or to have a nanny and to have to deal with discipline differences. One doctor I work with has a nanny who has been with him for 7 years or so. She is a part of their family, essentially, and while his girls are at school she runs errands, drops off dry-cleaning, pays bills for them, etc. I was wishing I had that. But I was thinking how difficult it can be even within my own little family circle of me, DH, and my mom, all primary caregivers, and all of us on essentially the same page with discipline theory and all with 'ownership' of our children and the utmost level of trust. Even then, it can be sort of touchy to bring up a minor difference in discipline technique, or to discuss a problem with one of the children and figure out a strategy for how to deal with it.
Maybe you can give her a nice going-away present and a good letter of reference.
Erin, googling medical symptoms is not necessarily helpful, and can be harmful. A recent study came out that showed how people found the results either made them feel like they had more of a problem or less of a problem than they really did. I have had two different episodes of eye pain and vision problems and have had it be nothing serious on both occasions, but both times when I called in and described it I was told to come in right away, so it's worth getting checked out.