Anika’s yaya told Alvin that she will be staying with us daw until October na lang. I do not know why our house help open up more with Alvin kaysa sa akin. It’s not the first time they did that. Pati mga request for advances (bale) and paalam for day-off, kay Alvin talaga sila nagsasabi. Don’t get us wrong ha? We’re okay naman sa house. I’m not strict. I just have a resting bitch face but like ako ng mga maids of honor ko. Mas close lang siguro sila kay Alvin?
Anyway, back to the yaya leaving on October. Honestly, I don’t care. Hindi ko siya iniinda because I feel we do not need two house help and absolutely, Anika does not need a yaya anymore. Heller. Anika’s seven years old na. Masyadong nabe-baby pag malaki na tapos may yaya pa din. Everything is being done for her. Her rooms always clean. All the things she need to bring and wear are laid down na on her bed in the morning. All her kalat magically disappears after she uses them. Lumalaking donya ang anak ko and I don’t like it.
The problem is Alvin. He wants me to convince the yaya not to go anymore. Feeling ko the reason why she wants to leave na is because nakukulitan siya kay Anika. She’s kinda young din kasi eh and though she and Anika plays with each other, they’re always bickering. She told us that na before. Napigilan ko lang the last time because Alvin made me do it. Alvin doesn’t want her to leave because Alvin is very protective of Anika. Kahit when Anika plays at our neighbors’ houses, kasama ang yaya. I told Alvin that when I was in Anika’s age, umaakyat na ako ng puno ng Macopa ng kapitbahay namin without a yaya noh.
Me naman, okay na siya umalis. Dagdag expenses pa siya eh pwede naman wala na yung services niya. We have a very efficient all around kasambahay. Ang concern lang ni Alvin is baka malungkot si all-around kasi mawawalan siya ng kasama. I told him baka hindi naman. We asked her naman if she wants us to get a replacement of the yaya. Hindi na daw kailangan kasi malaki na daw si Anika.
Anika needs to learn to mind herself, clean her room and prepare her things on her own. We just maintained the yaya kasi walang kalaro si Anika. Nakaka-awa. Eh ngayon, I can see naman na Anika likes reading, doing activity books and playing with our neighbors. She’s fine. She will be fine.
To pacify Alvin, I told him that I’ll talk to the yaya but if she doesn’t want to stay, walang problema. Yung lang, I trained her already how to take nice photos of me. She’s the one who takes my OOTD photos at home. Mas magaling pa siya kaysa kay Alvin. I have to start training Anika. Si Wowa kasi I trained na din also kaya nice na my OOTD shots when we travel together. Eto si Anika, I will start on her na. Magandang investment having an Instagram daughter. Hehehehe.
Anyway, I also told Alvin na unless I become pregnant again, we do not need an extra help. My only request to the leaving yaya is that she stays until we transfer to the new house later this year. Pag-iisipan daw niya. Hanep din ano? Kaloka. All these years we have been very nice to her. Pagnag-bale, bigay agad regardless if patong patong na ang bale. When she wanted to go home to their province for a vacation, we shouldered her fare. Binigyan pa naman ng pocket money apart from the two month salary advance that she asked. We do not make her ngarag at all. Walang demands. Basta she does lang her work. If may mabasag siya, walang naririnig from me. Pagmay palpak, walang naririnig din. If they want to day-off together, no problem. We even bought her nice cellphones na pay when able ang staggered payments. I give them clothes and beauty products that are sent to my house because of this blog.
Kaya naman when I heard na pagiisipan pa niya, tumahimik na lang ako. Matampuhin ako sa ganyan. We’ll see. Bahala na. The important thing is that wala siya masasabi about us because we have treated her well. If she stays, great. If not, well, good riddance.