Hopefully after tonight, I will no longer be tossing about in my bed. That’s because today we settled a major outstanding task off our ‘to-do’ list.
By God’s grace, we managed to confirm a domestic help which will be coming in within 2 weeks’ time! Hooray! And just when I was fretting on who would help me with baby clothes & items washing duties after the confinement lady leaves, this helper couldn’t have come at a better time.
The mil, Bo & I interviewed some 5 of them at the first agency – taking an interest to 2 out of the 5 (although their expectations in terms of job duties & salary were still quite high) and it was absolutely exhausting going through candidate after candidate (especially since I had to ask the same set of questions to each of them – new found respect to all recruiters & headhunters out there btw!). In the end we couldn’t come to a decision and needed more time to consider.
Thanks to the BR’s contact, we checked out agency #2 as well (since we were in the vincinity) which was run by her friend’s mom and upon meeting the first candidate, we knew that she was the closest fit so far. Felt comfortable communicating with her, plus friend’s mom aka. agent was really good in helping us suss out the helper’s capabilities/abilities and knew exactly what we were looking for in a helper without needing us to explain too much. She took the lead, gave us very useful tips and even offered to help us ‘train’ her as we wait for the paper work to process.
No doubt there will be some getting used to from both parties but with God’s continued guidance, I know He’ll see us through.
I’m so elated that the FDW is finally settled because this means we’re one step closer to being ready!