Read about my experience as a member of a big Italian family
After years of babysitting and tutoring, I decided to become an au pair for a couple of months in Italy. It would give me a first-hand cultural exchange experience and I’d be able to earn a small income so that I could travel afterwards. You can read more about how to become an au pair here. I luckily got to experience au pairing for two families. This is an account of the first family, an experience I could simply call hellish.
Au Pair: a young foreign person, typically a woman, who helps with housework or child care in exchange for room and board.