I’m going to take a break from my Hong Kong holiday posts which, by the way is not finished yet. Tomorrow, our Filipino domestic helper will be going back to her country for good. I’m thankful for the help that she has given to us so far although there were ups and downs. Nevertheless, as long as she helped us and we helped her financially, it’s a win-win situation for both parties. We’ve always emphasized to the kids that we cannot totally rely on domestic helpers because one fine day, we are going to do without one. My kids put their dirty laundry into the laundry basket (sometimes after being nagged at), they place their dirty dishes into the kitchen sink after every meal and clean up after their own mess (also after being nagged at too). The point is that I don’t want the presence of a domestic helper to cripple their ability to do simple tasks. The main reason why we hired a full time one was because I work from home full time and am in conference calls alot throughout the day and I need someone to oversee the kids and make sure the household chores are done and the meals are cooked. Now that the kids are older, we thought we could make do with just a part time helper as opposed to a full time helper until we discovered that we have another bun in the oven.
(*Warning : Proud mama tooting her horns*) Aidan takes pride in pouring a glass of water for everyone before each meal and he’d hand out a piece of tissue to everyone on the table. He does this without being reminded to do so. I like this in him. He takes pride in the little things.
Last Sunday, I set out to do some spring cleaning. I decided to tackle the store room under the staircase. When Aidan realized what I was doing, he put down his toy and offered his services. Very sweet boy this one.