Monday, March 4, 2013

Still Maidless

It has been 1.5 months since we packed Reyme off. Not without some difficulty. She'd demanded multiple times to return to the maid agency. We agreed to take her on Sunday.  On Saturday morning, she packed and demanded to be sent back. Since she obviously wasn't going to work, we paid her and called her a taxi. But when the taxi arrived, she refused to leave! We insisted. Finally she got into the taxi and we heaved a sigh of relief. 10 mins later, the taxi returned. With her inside. Apparently the agency was closed early due to a political rally. What a waste of the taxi fare that hubby paid in advance! Taxi driver sped off, having had enough drama on his hands. What to do, we had to let her in again. On Monday, hubby personally ferried her to the agency. At least that way we're sure we'd seen the last of her!

Having Reyme was good in one way. Everyone was so happy to be rid of her that they were willing to work extra! Me included. Even though it hasn't been easy. I get back from work and cook dinner, feed JE, do dishes, wipe table/JE's chair/floor, prepare baby food for SE, cut fruits, feed SE and then wash up. By that time it'll be after 9pm, less than 1 hour before bedtime. Hubby would watch the kids (and the TV) while I attend to the chores.

Weekends I wake up early to clean the floor and toilets. I also took annual leave to catch up on chores and baby-food-making. Having kids is double-edged - it means having more to clean and also more REASON to clean. Can't be having a dirty house when JE is roaming around touching everything and SE is crawling about! From me, the house got cleaned twice a week, laundry was done twice a week and the aquarium once every 2 weeks.

Hubby took up fewer chores (what do you expect of Mr-Only-Son-With-4-sisters heh) but he did water the plants, bathe the kids and occasionally wash the cars.

I help take care of baby sister

Overall we managed. On the plus side, it was nice having the house to ourselves, doing things and going about without having to think of the maid. And hubby was home more instead of being with his drinking buddies. The biggest minus to me was sacrificing time with the kids. While hubby disliked having to watch them at all.

Our new maid should be coming this week. Hope this one will work out.

And we both help with the snacks ok?
(Heh both love messing around in THIS cupboard)


  1. hope your new maid will be better too *fingers crossed*

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  2. He he...after Reyme, I think maid expectations have totally changed.

    Eh, you really have a LOT of snacks!!

  3. Y, a bit overstocked on snacks at the mo. That cupboard is quite deep! :D At the rate Kevin snacks though, we always have tons of them!