She has days off and I always had concerns whether she'd return from them. But she always did, for almost 11 months. And now that she has only 2 more months with me, I was thinking I should be safe. Sigh.
Ilyn took good care of the kids, especially SE. I had been worried about SE missing her. JE is older and has seen maids come and go. So yesterday I made it a point to explain to SE, "Kakak go away already. But Mummy still here, Papa still here". She thought for a while and then said, "Want Mummy!..... Want Papa!" Attagirl, SE. :) And she hardly asked for Ilyn the whole day. Normally she'd be looking for her 'Ta-tak' all the time.
On the positive side, our lives had been good since she joined our household. She worked fast and always looked for more work. My Tupperware craze started and she washed and organised the products. She was a cleaning machine during our recent house reno. And was a trooper when our dog Shadow died - pulled the huge dead dog out of his hiding place, wrapped him up, lugged him to the car, cleaned up the smelly stuff that'd flowed out. She joined us to Port Dickson, Ipoh, Camerons and basically everywhere. She was the best maid I've had and I'd better lower my standards for future maids!
We like our kakak!
Ilyn vanished on a Saturday morning... weekends are for cleaning the house, the cars, the garden, making baby food, cooking and kiddy activities. Gahhh. It will be 2 months before our new maid is due to arrive. Gotta have buckets of patience, make peace with dust and rely a lot on Mr iPad. Not going to be an easy time for anyone.