Excuse me Lily, but should you really be the one to give parenting advice while your own children has been raised from birth by a governess? Good grief. Regarding your response to "girls sitting on roofs," I must admit, I should think you would be ashamed to accuse Suzanne of neglecting her ailing Polly when she dotes on her daily. Delectable meals, quality lessons... Suzanne is constantly aware of her responsibility as a mother, and would never consider dropping this divine duty into the gloved, tartaned hands of a foreign nanny to baby and coddle them. It would not surprise me to find such children to be rather distant from their true mother, and perhaps not to see them altogether around town often. Rather to see poor girl after girl forced to work day after day as temporary shopkeepers for their strict father. Tsk tsk.
Faithfully, Cristal Purr