There are approximately 50 million foreign domestic helpers around the world and 350,000 of those helpers are employed in Hong Kong. Can you believe that? It is because services offered by domestic helpers are affordable than in Eastern countries.
People of Hong Kong prefer to hire maids or helpers for they can afford it. A stressful job and finding time for the family will wore any person out. Having a nanny to tend to children, laundry and food will save a lot of energy for other activities.
The pros of having a helper outweighs the cons. Let us discuss the advantages of having a nanny.
For one, a nanny can also be a friend, companion and teacher. A nanny can be a shoulder to cry on for housewives that need to vent out their daily stress in life. Even she can teach good manners to her employer’s children.
A heap of laundry and piles of plates to clean is a big load off a parent’s shoulder. This will leave the parent free of the stress at home and relax after a hard day's work.
The sound of the alarm ringing awakens a tired looking parent. The lack of sleep takes away good health and performance at work. With a nanny who cooks, the parent need not worry of hearing the loud roar of hungry children. The nanny does the cooking for you! Take the extra hour to sleep and enjoy a healthy meal to kick start the day.
After a day’s work, the parent arrives from work and sees a horrible mess. The house is a place of refuge. It should be clean and a maid will do that for you in a jiffy.
With the household duties taken off the parent’s hands, he/she is left out with a lot of time to have wonderful memories with their fast growing children and long time friends.
Everybody has a time limit in this world. It would be best to spend time to accomplish the goals that we have in our the bucket lists. As they say, you only live once. Live it well.