If you’re my friend on Facebook, then you probably know our nanny left already. There are just some people who, no matter how good you were to them, will never appreciate and treasure your goodness–let’s leave it at that. So yes, we are now officially yaya-less. It’s just the four of us again.
I’m not going to lie. It wasn’t a smooth transition and we haven’t really developed a system until now. We’ve gotten so used to having someone take care of the house–and the kids–for us for the last three months that when our nanny decided to leave without notice, it was chaos. If she could read this, I’m sure she’d let out a wicked ‘I knew you can’t do it’ laugh. But I’d just give her a smirk because we’re okay with the chaos.
Sure, voices were raised and cries and screams often filled our house…but we’re okay. That’s just the way it is sometimes. There are and will be good days and bad days. With two little ones in the house and a husband who has a demanding work schedule, I can’t really expect to have super relaxed days.
So instead of stressing myself out about difficult days, I just try to enjoy moments with my family–moments where it’s just the four of us; moments we haven’t had much of since our nanny came. Of course, I don’t always succeed. There are times that I give in to the chaos and I snap. Thank goodness I have a husband who understands and is always there when I need a hand. And praise the heavens I have children who are such sweethearts! When they sense I’m stressed out, they give me a tight hug and lots of kisses!
I’m going to keep saying it: No Yaya, No Problem. It can be challenging, especially now that my work-at-home business is starting to grow, but I’m doing fine. I even had my hair dyed to a beautiful blonde hue to show everyone that being yaya-less doesn’t mean you’ll be losyang and unhappy. In fact, it can be a wonderful chance for your family to bond! Plus, you’ll be surprised at how less stressful home-life can be. :D
If you’re going through the same thing, trust me, you’ll be okay! Don’t have a yaya, too? How are you handling work and homemaking? I’d love to know!