Some of you may be wondering and asking “how come Mitch didn’t post a single entry for the past two days?”. Okay, only if you did hehehe!

Here are the two things that happened on my two days hiatus:

  1. Deye was sick. Blame it to “teething” blues.
  2. Our babysitter has shown her true colors. She decided not to come just like that! Haaaaaaay!

Remember the day when I posted Inang Yaya where I said:

I guess, we are lucky to have her as my daughter’s nanny. She is a very responsible “right-hand”. I don’t want to call her a “nanny” really. She deserves to be treated as one of the family. One thing I like most about her is she tells us what happened during the “four hours” that she was with my daughter. As in everything including the “scratches” and “numbers of falling” my daughter had got.

She even helps me with the house chores whenever my daughter is asleep. I don’t need to tell her… She does it herself.

Well… just like other mothers, I’ve recently experienced problems with her. I was so disappointed about her sudden change. Three weeks ago, when she learned that my husband will be on leave from the 15th, she told him that she won’t be coming 2 days before that (13th) as she will be very busy due to Ramadan. Meaning she’ll be having more part time jobs with Arab families, whatever. I told my husband that he’d better speak to her, she can’t do that because we are also paying her. And if she wants to make more money, don’t forget her first commitments. She then said okay, she will come.

Before that, I’ve noticed that she’s no longer doing any of the house chores that she used to do. But I didn’t say a word about it. Coz I have told her from the beginning that she doesn’t have to do that, that Deye will be her main job with us. So I kept quiet. Plus two days that she didn’t come. Obviously my job is also affected. If she’s not there, I have to stay at home.

Two days ago, I had to stay at home because Deye was not well. Normally if I’m home I take care of Deye. And if she’s there, she does something else like cleaning the bathroom. But that day she was sitting in the living room watching TV while I was feeding Deye. I still didn’t say anything, what is one day rest for her in our house anyway? That day, her transport came late for like 10 minutes and she felt bad, I believe. As soon as she reached her house, she called my husband saying that from tomorrow she won’t be coming anymore.

What the??? Goodness gracious! At least be considerate that Deye was sick and she knows that I have to go to work. At least let us find a replacement. But what else can we do? She’s on a free visa and not on contract. She can do whatever she wants like what she just did. But at least she could’ve thought of the situation.

Within those two days, I have thought of resigning from my job *sigh*. Within those two days, I struggled to find another babysitter. Good thing, yesterday I met the former babysitter of our neighbor, and she recommended one. Just next our building. I went there with Deye. She’s a housewife to an American and a mother to a 7 year old girl who goes to school in the morning. She used to be a babysitter/househelp I guess. And now that she’s a housewife, she has all the time in the world. She accepted and agreed to look after Deye for 4 hours daily except Friday. She picks her up in the morning and takes her to their house. Better than nothing. I just hope that this time, she won’t back out just like what S did.

I was glad Deye came to her quietly this morning without a fuss. I had to tell Deye that she’ll get to see the big teddy bear in their house and she went with her nicely giving us her flying kisses….

Mitch Carvalho

YOUR DIGITAL MOM NEXT DOOR
A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.