Being a parent in asia
Where we are privileged enough to either have household help (cheap)
Or nannies (cheap)
Or family members (not emotionally cheap)
I wonder how my friends in the west are coping
Where a full time nanny costs an arm and a leg
Where hiring a cleaner a couple of times a week cost perhaps just a leg
Where grandparents are only around for Christmas and holidays and really just for babysitting every now and then
Where babysitters are ten dollars an hour
How do they do it?
Have they snagged an uber rich husband so they can be stay at home mothers?
Are they working 3 jobs to keep everything going?
Are they losing their minds?
There are days when I want to pull my hair out and check myself into a psych ward
But most days, im sane enough to realize how lucky I am
And how grateful I should be
Than I have an amazing mother who helps our family
That I have an amazing job
And my husband is a tattoo artist
So although money can be tight
I have enough
We have enough
…..oh and also, I get inked for free J