At a dinner this week celebrating the Time 100 list, Amy Poehler seems to have stole the show by thanking her two nannies by name as important people and influences in her life. She thanked them for loving her children and helping them raise her children. She did this on behalf of all working moms. When was the last time a woman got up and thanked her nannies for what they do for families across the country and the world.
I don’t think I could love this woman any more.
Watch and read.
Here’s a bit of what she said:
I have thought very hard and long about what has influenced me over the past couple of years, and since I have been at this dinner in 2008, I have given birth to two boys and I’ve left Saturday Night Live and I started my own TV show, and it’s been a crazy couple of years, and I thought who besides Madam Secretary Clinton and Lorne Michaels have influenced me? And it was the women who helped me take care of my children. It is Jackie Johnson from Trinidad and it is Dawa Chodon from Tibet, who come to my house and help me raise my children. And for you working women who are out there tonight who get to do what you get to do because there are wonderful people who help you at home, I would like to take a moment to thank those people, some of whom are watching their children right now, while you’re at this event. Those are people who love your children as much as you do, and who inspire them and influence them and on behalf of every sister and mother and person who stands in your kitchen and helps you love your child, I say thank you and I celebrate you tonight.