Succumbing to Domestic Help!


I don’t know, but for some reason, the thought of getting domestic help made me feel inadequate.

I see women all around me juggling everything, perfectly!

Working full-time, demanding jobs, sometimes with long commutes…

Raising a bunch of perfect kids… you know perfect kids, the kind that are always well mannered, eat healthy food, indulge in healthy activities, bring home a report card with straight A’s and on top of everything these kids always wear perfectly coordinated outfits….

These women… they houses are as perfect as they are… clean, no clutter in site, organized, decorated for every occasion.. like even Ramadaan has its own custom home decor… sigh.

On top of that they have excellent culinary skills. And they love to post pictures of the iftaari’s they prepare everyday on their blogs and facebook. I mean, after their full time jobs, with an our of commute, all the cleaning and cooking, they still find time for blogging and facebook? How?

Well anyways, they make me feel inadequate! I tried… I tried hard to get my act together. To be the perfect mom! Never to scream, to stay composed, to keep the house clean, to cook healthy meals, and to instill good eating and social habits in my kids. Many a times I felt like a failure. Especially when it came to the household stuff. I suck at that, I totally do. So finally I gave in and called up a domestic help agency. The newly hired maid was supposed to arrive today at 9:00 am. I left for work at 9:20, but no sign of her. An hour later my mom called me at work saying the maid has arrived but she is complaining that its too hot in the kitchen! I don’t have air-conditioning in my kitchen!!!! But damn! I work in that kitchen, the maid can manage too right?

Sigh! I hope the domestic help trial goes well and makes life easier for me!



About abgeeney

I am a Pakistan expatriate in the UAE, mother of two lovely kids and working full-time as a Social Media Marketer. In addition, I have a small home-owned business which I absolutely love. I sell used-books! Given the fact that I am a professional Social Media Marketing specialist, you’d think I’d be better at keeping up my personal blog, but unfortunately I am not.

2 responses »

  1. My views exactly……. Trying to be a perfect mom of two, juggling between two lives work and home. I sometimes feel the need to keep things on hold. But yes kids and home is the first priority after that comes home. Thankfully my kids sleep early at night and I polish off TO DO LIST in an hour….and Viola I’m FREE 🙂

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