Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Life is so b-e-a-u-ti-fooooool

yesterday my second sister broke me a news.. "some short sms song" a sms arrived and i read "harn, you're goin to be 4 eee (4th aunt) in 9 months time".. upon reading it, i am happy for her that finally she's expecting a baby (after several years of trying) and at the same time i feel older that someone new's gonna call me an "auntie"?

miserable la.. i'm not that old yet..

anyway.. thoughts of how my sister's life will be, popped up, and i could imagine her struggling for her family in monetory terms..

nowadays, having a baby is not cheap (especially in KL).. a couple will have to spend money for hiring a babysitter, a "cho yuet" person (i don't know wad is it called in english), buy food, education, diapers, clothes, childcare, etc etc and the list is gonna be like neverending...

the cost : hundreds to thousands for each category..

(found out from my friend : childcare cost about RM 650 a month in KL.. not inclusive of milk and diapers)

imagine how life will be when one has got an unexpected news when they're financially tight...

10 comments:

Jellyfish said...

that's why it will be happier to work together as a couple and share the ups and down, or find a quite well to do husband but of good nature one la :P

irene said...

i become aunt when i was 10years old ler..haha..yes, it's not easy to have child in kl..my bb cost me 600 for childcare, and i need to spend others, totally about 1k for her

Jee said...

I have a nephew that is older than me, funny thing happens always.

Speaking of the baby expenses.. my friends almost fainted when the doctor told the couple that they are expecting a triplets.

Lucky lar, the hubby got quite a good career and can manage it.

(btw the babies were borned last year, all 3 are healthy)

Chen said...

Hehehe, that's why I prefer to have a miniature pinscher instead :P

DarReNz said...

have to make sure that one is financially stable before making babies ......

Merv Kwok said...

aunty aunty! dont teach niece how to bosiah hor!

izso said...

ah? Niece meh? So fast know the sex of the foetus? O_o

Auntie Alicia, I am a grand uncle already. And what's worse, the people who have to call me that are married and have 2 kids.

Anyway.. congrats to ur sis!

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

For the costs of childcare, bear in mind that Tarzen was adopted by gorillas for free! Say, you have orang-utans thriving in your jungles, right? Heheh.

Alicia said...

jellyfish : hehe so easy ah? xD

irene : hehe best way out.. MIL (some couples have this option)

jee : same here.. i've a niece that is older than me too.. triplets! i think it's really squeezing one's budget in m'sia

chen : my notti boi eats alot.. :/

darrenz : wad if... accident? hehe

merv : hater u

izso : don't noe yet la.. xD

csc : lol.. but nowadays.. ppl wouldn't want to have their kids with tarzan's ability or mentality.. hehe

DarReNz said...

if accident abort .... otherwise the child, father and mum will suffer cos they are not ready ....