The unpaid maid.

The unpaid maid is someone who…

…takes care of your baby full-time by bathing her, changing her diaper, playing with her, feeding her, taking her out on walks, takes her to the doc when the need arises, and so forth.

…sweeps, vacuums and mops the floor.

…cooks your dinners and make sure that you at least have something to eat when you come home even though it may not be up to your liking.

…does the dishes that you conveniently leave in the sink (I wish it was a stone sink sometimes so that I can just bang my head on it in frustration) when you are supposed to wash them.

…cleans the place up so you don’t have to come home to a pig sty.

…goes grocery shopping and runs your errands for you while you’re at work WHILE babywearing your daugther.

She has no time to visit the hairdressers for a much needed haircut and often ends up napping while your daugther sleeps because she’s just too tired to do anything else (well, she could watch telly but there’s such a thing as too much of a “good” thing).

Her price tag?

Zero.

In fact, all the unpaid maid asks for is just some help around the house and that you remember to hold up your end of the bargain – laundry, trash and dishes.

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3 Comments

  1. I so totally understand that!! We’re like the new modern age slave!! Working full time around the clock, at both workplace (fully employed) and home. Sigh….

  2. Sadly i think it is a feeling that all moms have had at sometime or other. One of the worse things is having just washed up a sink full of dishes you go to tend to baby and return to find a dirty mug or saucer in the sink waiting to be washed…arrrggghhH!

    What has helped me at moments of insanity such as these is to focus on the good stuff . The fact that he works all day just so you & baby can have the nice things in life, the fact that he loves you to bits eventhough it may not always seem so, etc.

    It may sound crazy but you need to make time to reconnect after having a baby. Even if its just 10 mins or 30 mins (perhaps while baby is napping in the evening after he returns from work) but time solely for you & dh. Let the housework wait for those 10-15 mins while you reconnect with the love of your life :o)

    Mabel Reply:

    *nods*

    I hear you…sometimes I feel like going out for a dinner just the three of us or watch a movie via DVD or something (I need to find a way to get my DVDs in from KL) when she’s sleeping.

    Right now, we’re in the process of getting her night time settled – working on a schedule and all – in order for us to have more “us” time instead of “her” time. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hopefully it’ll come together soon. ๐Ÿ˜€

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