We need a nanny. Desperately need.
For the past 4 years+, we’ve been lucky enough (or should I say privileged) to have my mom live with us to take care of Pristine. We are forever thankful because life would have been difficult for us if my mom were not here. There’s a terrible lack of decent daycare centers here in Dubai (unlike in Japan). Now, she helps me with the new baby, not to mention helped me get back on my feet after my surgery. She will be leaving us soon to go back home permanently.
I will be going back to work next month so we’re left with a very tough decision on how to go about with child care. Hiring a live in house help is very common in Dubai and I am glad this is possible. It’s a great system, especially for working parents – if only it’s that easy to find a house help who you can trust your children with. Especially a little baby!
Right now, I am scouring the classifieds for a mature lady, preferably someone with a children of her own back home so they are sure to have experience with newborns and if possible, can cook.
I look at the families with maids and thought it was easy hiring someone you don’t even know, to live with you, pay them to take care of your children but clearly, I was so stupid to think it is easy. The idea of leaving our little baby in the care of someone not family (or someone I barely know beyond what is written in the resume) just drives me crazy.