Having two kids – without maid – teaches me some things:
- You need to reprioritise your life. Dirty dishes can wait. Wet nappies can wait. Even dusts can wait. Sometimes your baby needs to be held first, to be fed first. Then, just then, when she is settled and satisfied, you can start doing your chores.
- You don’t need to be perfect. Who, is able, anyhow? There are more than few times when I regret my words or deeds toward my firstborn, some were because of my own lack of patience or wisdom, or when I was hectic from having to take care of his lil sis or when I need to sweep rooms. I learned to do over. Reset. Leave those harsh and mean words, practise respect by saying gentle words.
- Accept the way your life rolls. Having another baby is my choice. Not having a maid is my choice as well. Both choices are guarantee of a mess. But it doesn’t need to be an awful mess. Just like I took my choices above, I can always choose my response to my daily situation. Don’t blame others. Never blame God. NEVER blame your spouse. They are your partners, you walk with them, they are with you through this.
You are tried, but you don’t have to suffer from those hardship. Keep rolling, keep believing, keep your faith. All will fall to their places one day, and soon enough you’re gonna (say that I’m crazy for saying this, but, hey) miss those old days. It is bitterly true anyway, you are closest to God when you feel pain.
ACHA ACHA FIGHTING!