Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Do we actually need a maid?

We might have these situation :
1-working hours which definitely not even can see the sun rise and set. (pegi gelap, balik gelap)
and, poor ur kids that u have to woke them up as early as 7am...
2-working on Malaysia Public Holiday
3-sometimes need to work on Saturday
4-u live in an apartment and ur current babysitter also in a different apartment(u have to go down the stairs, drive ur car and climb again another stairs)
5-u don't have enough time to do house-cleaning, (sat and sun will be an outing day..)

So, the solution might be taking a maid to be ur kids babysitter cum ur house cleaner. And, maybe sometimes your cook.
Yes, there are many problems might be solve, but in the other hand, there are few critical things that u might need to give a deeeeep think.

For ex :
1-ur husband and wife PRIVACY
2-ur famili PRIVACY
3-ur belonging PRIVACY
4-ur car space will shrinked(less 1 seat to let ur famili/friends pool with u). and, maybe ur kids can't laying down at the back seat with freestyle.
5-if u have a trusted babysitter, u will loose her.
6-u have additional FAMILY member's-means u have to increase ur household expenses.
7-u have to bring her all the way to anywhere u go, even to holiday!?!-means u got stranger accompanied.

Then, which is the best?
To have maid in ur house? Or, to just continue ur life maybe just improving it by buying a landed house, wake up earlier to do house-cleaning, lessen the sat n sun activities to do necessaries housekeeping(plus lessen the petrol charges which is like hell...) and the last thing is..to swift to another jobs...which can work from home. heheh...impossible huh?!

7 comments:

yankiut said...

erm..memang kalau nak sesuatu benda ade benda lain yg kita kena korbankan..the question is berbaloikah ape yg kita korbankan ittew??hah! jawab..jawab..ehehe

YANI said...

Tulakan, berbaloi ke ek? Pd aku, mcm menambah beban pun ada...hilang privacy...
Aku tgh dlm process nak ambik maid ni...cuma ingat nak ambik sblm bulan posa...takut kena keje raya lak...tahle ek..nak kena re-consider balik ni...

Mummy H&H said...

benda nie mmg kena 'duduk bersidang sambil minum teh tarik (teh HL pon boleh)' utk di consider... heheh.. mcm my case, anak kena bgn kol 6:20, plus sometimes rumah bbsitter gelap gulita & kiter kena call to wake them up, fuuu taerarenai! patuh kalau ongkos bbsitter rm750 sbln (cam kwn kiter tue), baiklaa amek maid tol tak? ekekek... tp, baai kak yani nie cam 50-50 laa... cam tak amek pon xpe sbb opah tachi pon dah pencen...

pasal vacation tue kan, tinggalkan ajer dier kat umah... huahua.. tp, agak2 tunggu & tgk dier dah serasi dgn kiter laa... so far kuar jenjln mmg xpernah angkut.. kalu tak nnt Hakim xnak dok belakang, sanggup bersempit 3org kat depan.. haru sungguh!

YANI said...

tula kan...50-50. cuma kalau aku rajin sikittt lagi..kemas rumah time hujung minggu ke..masalah ni mungkin tak nampak sgt..skrg ni rumah berterabur..tu yg lg serabut kot..heheh...nak kena ada sesi teh HL ni...

tun fatimah said...

hi yani...
as you myte know / read from my blog, baby D goes to my uni day care. When I was still in malaysia my mom took care of her when I am at work.

Personally I have never hired a maid before but have been constantly thinking about esp masa kat Malaysia. Hubby wasn't too keen as he does enjoy our privacy.

Insyaallah bila dah balik malaysia, we will ambil maid but hubby and i agreed that we would hv to build her a seperate room outside the house (dalam compound rumah but seperate entity) so that we could still enjoy our own privacy and senang skit nak lari telanjang dlm umah.. hihi..

YANI said...

Tun, thx for ur comment. Hmm..actually my most concern thing is like what u said, privacy. If they are a stranger in our house, we might not enjoying our life as much as we like.
Maybe ur idea is good, to build a separate room for her...hihi

Mummy H&H said...

hahaha, great idea tun! as for me, we may not be able to build separate room outside, coz our house is double-storey terrace... but, thinking of restricting her from going upstairs whenever I'm at home & to stay tight in her room after she finish cleaning & clearing dinner stuffs! :grrr