Luckily, I am stubborn to a fault and stuck it out... and I am really glad I did.
About a month in, I had already reached a breaking point. After hours of
In the end, this was a good thing because I am pretty good at putting on a happy face, but after this they were able to see how much I was struggling. We discussed how isolated I had been feeling, how stressful it was to wake up to a screaming/hitting/kicking 2-year-old each morning, and how I just didn't want to feel like this stressed for the rest of my time abroad.
Honestly? In many ways, I've come to realize I hit the au pair family jackpot.