I wasn't without my concern before we hired the first, but eventually the work and housework and the attention required on the young ones weighed down hard and I had to agree to have a helper.
Well now my current maid is taking a vacation back to home town for a couple of weeks... and for the first time in 8 years, we have no helper.
At first I was quite excited with the idea that I can now do housework! Do it at my standard, which by the way is higher than any of the maid we've hired. My toilets are cleaner, kitchen is neater... If I say so myself..
While my wife and the 2 girls had their escape planned, they went on a 5 days Chiang Mai trip. Leaving me and Jared to fend for ourselves.
Without helper, without my wife, without the 2 girls, I had to wake up early to do the routine. I thank God that Jared was very cooperative during these few days, no fuss no nonsense. Of course I have a good nanny... she's 42-inch wide and speaks multi languages... She the LG flat screen TV..haha
Switch it on, Jared will sit still for at least 45 min while I quickly do my housework.
I picked him up from childcare on the 3rd day, while I was driving, Jared suddenly said:
"Daddy, I feel sad when you left for work this morning."
I asked "Why?"
Then he said "Because I love you mah."
That was something he has never said to me before.
I felt all warm inside...
Finally, today my maid is coming home. Her plane will be landing in an hour's time.
I seriously hope she's in it. haha