Tuesday, May 08, 2007
posted by PabloPabla at 10:16 am

So, the past couple of days have been hectic and I foresee more hectic days ahead. After our maid left last Friday, my wife and I decided that we will try to cope without one. Thing is, my parents are not able to cope with 2 kids especially the younger one (who is very energetic and going into an age of exploration and curiosity). So, after some quick deliberations and having the peace and assurance of God, we decided to send our girls to a child care centre which is located in our church grounds.

We decided to send them to the said child care centre because it is near to my office and furthermore, there is also a kindergarten within the church grounds which is in another building opposite the child care centre. So, our elder girl can go to kindergarten in June (when the next semester starts - though we initially planned to send her to kindergarten only next year) and be taken cared in the child care in the afternoon without us having to fetch them from one place to another.

On the first day yesterday, the elder girl was enjoying herself with the toys and new friends and the younger one was also exploring her new surroundings. However, sleeping time was disrupted by cries. Perhaps, she was still getting used to the new surroundings. Luckily, her sister was around and a familiar face helps. Hopefully she will get used to it soon.

I was heavy hearted to leave my girls (especially the younger one) there as it just isn't the same as leaving them with my parents, who are family members. But life changes need adapting and this is something that we shall need to adapt for now. It is by no means easy as both my wife and I have to wake up as early as 5.30am to prepare to leave work by 7am and we don't get home till after 8.30pm. It is a very long day indeed and bed time is close to midnight.

Nevertheless, we should get used to it over time and we just need to continually find ways to reduce the "working" time so that we can have more time to rest and spend with the girls. I am very sure God is at work and trying to teach us something :)



At 8:45 pm, Blogger Wuching

we dun have maids here so everyone has to send their kids to childcare if they work...easy lah


At 1:56 pm, Blogger pablopabla

wuching : It's accepted culture liao. Just have to get used to it, hor?