No more “Gunung Kinabalu” in the ironing room.
All clothes washed, dried, ironed, folded and/or hanged.
All floors swept and mopped everyday.
All surfaces cleaned and all the dusts wiped.
All windows washed and are sparkling now.
All dishes washed, dried and put away every night.
All kitchens and toilets gleaming.
All “sawangs” gone.
And check this out – even the plaster ceilings and cornices were wiped clean.
And the table is always set up nicely for every meal.
I can sigh with relief now.
YUP! After 6 months of chaos at the home front, we finally have a helper.
Her name is Daryati. She arrived a week ago. So far, so good.
If you were to look at her, you would get the impression that she’s lazy or slow. The ways she walks, the way she (doesn’t) talk, and the way she goes about doing things around the house. So, it’s amazing to see how she gets everything done so fast. And I don’t have to repeat myself 1001 times with her!
But, more importantly, the kids like her. And I can see that she’s quite attached to them, especially Hilman.
Her time management is good. Hey, she even has time to watch Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel with the kids, AND sit with them when they play with their PS2, mind you! And she normally goes to sleep at 10:30p.m and wakes up at 6:00a.m. Even Ayah and I get less sleep than her, okay?
The only thing she doesn’t do is cook. But, I can live with that, as long as she helps me with the preparation of the ingredients and clean up the kitchen after that.
The kids' toys and books are still all over the place unfortunately. Well, what do you expect? It’s the school holiday maah…
My mind is more at peace now. Syukur Alhamdulillah.
But, it’s still early days, and you all know how it is with helpers. So, I don’t want to “puji” lebih-lebih.
I just pray that she is what she portrays herself as now.
I just pray that she will stay until her contract ends (at least).
I just pray – for that is the only thing I could do now when it comes to “rezqi” with helpers…