It’s now a month since our househelp left for her vacation. The one thing that I have been dreading the most turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I didn’t think we would survive without help but here we are more than surviving – even thriving.
Of course I couldn’t do it without my wonderful family. They really were so eager to help me with the chores that sometimes I wonder if I’m dreaming. Even if we don’t live in one of those cool downtown Austin condos I still feel I’m the queen of the house. How could I not when hubby takes care of the laundry so I wouldn’t have to lift a finger in washing clothes. Even my 7-year old boy surprised me. I thought his enthusiasm with washing the dishes will fade in a week or maybe last two weeks tops but it’s already one month and he not once did he bail in his chore. He takes his responsibility very very seriously. And since he has been so responsible he now also feed pets and will even clean after them if ordered. I feel so lucky to be his mother.
Before I thought doing household chores is so boring but now my eyes are opened. Nothing feels better than getting sweaty cleaning the house and then taking a relaxing bath afterwards. I feel I’m getting so much exercise I don’t have to worry about exercising anymore. It’s so satisfying because I am hitting two birds at the same time. Now I wonder why people still go to the gym when they can just clean their house instead. Talk about saving lots of money in the process.
Our help texted a few days ago that instead of coming back after a month, she needed to extend for another 15 days. I thought it was a sign that we shouldn’t hire her anymore because of all the benefits that we are enjoying. I figured with her experience and expertise she’ll have no problem getting another job. There are luxury condos popping everywhere and even my manicurist got one there and with premium pay at that! But my hubby is not too keen on terminating anyone so I guess we will just wait and see what happens. If she comes back then let it be, at least now I know we’ll be fine even if she leaves us in the future.