The beauty of the internet is that it exposes us to all sorts of people and circumstances that differ drastically from what we’re used to. The downside of the internet is that it exposes us to all sorts of people and circumstances that differ drastically from what we’re used to. Fortunately, today’s example isn’t disturbing, just unusual.
TikToker Katie Kate Katelynn has gone viral for her video in which she jokingly refers to herself as a live-in nanny for her ex-husband and his new wife. The video shows a day in her life, which includes helping her children get ready for school and taking them to school, as well as joking with her ex’s new wife about how “she should leave him for me.” Her day also includes laundry, making seemingly endless beds, working from home and taking her kids out to watch the sunset.
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While people on Twitter were freaking out about the opening line - that this woman is a live-in nanny for her own kids - it’s tongue-in-cheek and not that serious. Her living situation is unusual however; she lives with her new partner alongside her ex and his new wife in different homes on the same property, with the goal of making co-parenting as stress-free as possible.
@katiekatekatelynn it’s been quite the awakening #momsoftiktok #coparenting #selfcare ♬ Think Of Me Once In A While, Take Care - Take Care
Unfortunately, in a more recent video, Katie revealed that she has since moved out to her old home 30 minutes away. She explains that after “multiple times to get on the same page including mediation and setting firm boundaries, we are now back home.” She added that by continuing to stay, she was “enabling a behavior I couldn’t stand by,” and that she leaves knowing that she did her best at trying to give her kids “a shared space with all four parents under one roof.”
While commenters on Twitter were fairly ruthless - although most were just baffled that she put freshly washed rugs onto the laundromat floor - commenters on TikTok were a lot more supportive and commended Katie for trying to co-parent in a way that prioritized her children. Even more, people were just relieved that she wasn’t actually a live-in nanny for her ex and his new wife. Fair enough!