I just described myself.
I actually like having no maids. I've said that before and I'll say it again: Life is better without strangers in your house. Especially strangers you treated kindly, as part of your family, and then they go and steal P10,000 from you just like that.
Life is so much better. If you call a not-so-clean house and fast food meals a better life. Well, fellow blogger Tara of Chronicles of Vanity came by the house a couple of days ago and she said our house was clean. Hooray! I hope you meant it, Tara! And thanks so much for bringing us food!
To be fair to me and Vince, we do the chores and I cook as much as we can but our time is really divided between the kids and our work. Household chores can wait! And between chores and sleep, you can bet which one wins!
But life is so much nicer. The kids are happier. Their parents are happier. There's no pakikisama now. We have privacy again. We feel secure. We know what exactly is happening with the babies. Sigh! If only we didn't have to work! Seriously. If we had all the money in the world, we will NOT have household help. We'll cocoon ourselves, take care of the kids ourselves, cook, clean, everything! It's just that we have to work.
We really want to continue with this no-maids arrangement. Aside from what I said in the previous paragraph, we'd save a ton of money, especially with that Kasambahay Law, which is hard on the budget. Vince and I have admitted we do need a housekeeper who can clean maybe twice a week. Maybe a babysitter for some afternoons so Vince and I can work. But we can't find anyone who wants that arrangement! Do you know anyone who can come in just a few times a week?
Anyway, I was thinking that my word this year was simplify. To be very honest, my life wasn't getting any simpler. I'm busier now than I was when I was employed! And so many fabulous things are happening because of my blogs! My life was getting more exciting!
Then the theft happened. Suddenly I had no household help. Meetings were cancelled. Deadlines were missed. Work truly took a backseat. And you know what? Life is so much simpler and sweeter. Of course, I'm more tired. I can't even find the time to brush my hair. But I'm happy. Maybe this is how this year is supposed to be.