.. is a maid. Or an army thereof.
A cook, a cleaning lady, and a housekeeper.
Any mommy out there who disagrees?? Please speak up. I’d like to know how the heck you manage to stay sane.
This post again stems from lunch table discussions at work. Normally I have lunch with the rest of my team – all guys. These days, once in a while, I have lunch with some girl friends. And invariably the topics of discussion center around kids, maid and spouse. In that order. And some food for thought – one lady mentioned she’s not perturbed when the spouse is travelling or away for a few days. She manages just fine. But her world is turned inside out when the maid/cook/nanny take even a day off. Silent pause. Lots of nodding in agreement.
I wonder if any of the guys out there would understand this.
There are so many roles the ‘woman of the house’ dons. Unconsciously. Cook, housekeeper, nanny, laundress, manager etc etc. If you had to hire help to take care of all those tasks, how much do you think you’d end up paying? And more importantly, how would you get so many hired help to do their job right!! hehe.. one would go crazy trying to coordinate so many maids/help!
But I ramble.
Here in India, life as a working woman (aka one who goes to office and gets paid for her work), is impossible without an army of maids. I wonder how women in America/elsewhere manage without hired help?
[Written on June 15.]