Saturday, 5 December 2009

Motherhood

Most people who know me, know that I am not the maternal type and and am happily 'child-free'; but the woman I met last night made my jaw drop.

I was chatting to a friend here in Phuket when a couple came up who knew them; first impression was 'English Public School', now living in Dubai.  After about 5 minutes the woman said "Oh by the way I had a baby", and the rest of the information consisted of the following: Had it in July, it apparently has no name (as none was proferred) but I did gather it's female; is currently in the hotel room with some local girl who speaks no English. She had a maid for the first 4 weeks so didn't have to get up in the night or change a nappy; now terribly bored and can't wait to get back to work full time in January; and motherhood is over-rated.

I was left feeling as though she had just bought a new car, not brought a new life into the world.

1 comment:

  1. Poor kid. Very common in the expat far east world to have kids left at home with maids while parents travel all the time. Mind you Sophie has kids in the nursery in Lymington who are there 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year sometimes while the parents go on holiday for a fortnight. I wonder what some people are thinking of when they have them............

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