Monday, April 6, 2009

The Disadvantage

I'm not really in the mood as I'm typing this entry. For many months, or maybe for a year, I don't have a house help but I've managed to go on with my plans in life. But I've to thanked my mom for being there when it comes to taking care of Chloe. Sometimes, we compromised our schedule especially when I decided last January to go on volunteer at the hospital.

Sometime in February this year, a helper was recommended to me (even though I didn't look for one). I was apprehensive since she's still young but she wanted to earn and desperately wanted a job to help her family. I accepted her. She did the laundry and house cleaning (except our room) but I do the cooking. Taking care of Chloe was excluded as I look after my daughter or my mom during weekdays. And I always allow her for a day off on a weekend, but told her to make sure not to stay out late because I'm responsible of her and it's not safe to go home late at night in our place.

Everything went ok even though at times she had lapses. I woke up early in the morning during weekdays and I sometimes found her still sleeping. Sometimes, I asked her errands that she always forgot, so, I kept on reminding her but still tried to understand her as she's still young and she needs guidance, too.

Ok, here's the story, today, I brought her with us this afternoon to my mom's place because it was announced that there would be a power interruption in our area. I don't want to leave her alone and besides, we might be back home late at night. At 9pm, I insisted on my husband that we went home already. One of the reasons was that our helper might be sleepy as she needs to wake up early tomorrow morning. But when we arrived home, she asked permission to go out for awhile and come back home as quickly as she can, and so I agreed.....

But it's already 12:00 AM right now and she hasn't come back yet.

I am now about to burst my temper - but worried at her safety at the same time. I still hope that she would come back home safe and sound but she need to have a valid reason for staying out late. If she's in danger, dang! I want to take No part of it! - but then as I've said she's our responsibility. So, this is the disadvantage - I wish I didn't hire her at all because even my husband is a bit mad already... sigh..

7 comments:

Bogie April 6, 2009 at 12:54 AM  

hay nako! mao na gyud na.. tsk..tsk..

maxiVelasco April 6, 2009 at 1:22 AM  

gosh. she she should also take responsibility for herself. dapat naman, mahiya sya kahit papano, right?

well, i hope that she'd be home soon para makapagrelax ka na rin.

have a great day Cookie!

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ryliej April 6, 2009 at 3:49 PM  

Oh my God, that's a worrisome situation right there.. I understand how you feel..

Joops April 6, 2009 at 3:49 PM  

get rid of her or else she is going to bring you trouble..

S-H-Y April 6, 2009 at 6:29 PM  

oh that´s not nice and I know it´s not easy but I´m sure you can manage that.

Anzu's Mum April 6, 2009 at 6:49 PM  

ano na kaya ang nangyari? ay nako sa totoo lang, ang bait mo. Ako kasi nmedyo strict ako pagdating sa ganyan. Sana masipag nmn sya kahit na medyo pinapa-kaba ka nya minsan. Nwei mas alam mo nmn when is too much... nevertheless, i admire you for being hands on to ur lil princess inspite of being a working mom =) and also to your mom...

niko April 7, 2009 at 1:43 PM  

oh no!! what happened na cooks?? is she home already?? hope she is safe.

this is a learning experience, i know u know what to do next. wink :)

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