My parents are getting older, but they don’t seem to realize it. They are still both extremely active even though they have been retired for a few years now. They simply will not slow down, and it does worry my brother and myself a bit. We are worried that they are going to exhaust themselves because they are out a good bit of the day, then they come home and do chores. We decided to look at different maids in Singapore to see if this would be something that we could afford.
We contacted a company about their prices, and we saw that it would be easily affordable between the two of us. Our next step was approaching our parents about it. We had a feeling that we were going to have a battle on our hands because they are so independent. What we got was quite the opposite though. Their reaction was one of pure joy, because they told us that doing the chores that are required for every home was their least favorite part of the day. When we told them that we would pay for the maid too, they were even happier.
It did my brother and me a lot of good to know that our folks were a lot happier with this arrangement. One of our main fears is that they would get even busier with outside activities, but they actually slowed down and smelled the proverbial flowers. They started to appreciate what they have even more, and having a maid to help them with their home chores was a major part of that. Instead of wasting time on things they no longer like to do, they are able to just relax and enjoy each other’s company. Everyone is happy with this arrangement, and I am even thinking about getting a maid for myself now!