My relative send her children to be look after by a nanny which is very common in Singapore during the 1990s. Like many others, they have to do it in order to earn money to provide food and necessity for the children.
20 years past and her children had completed the polytechnic or university education. They also found jobs and able to contribute to the family.
Recently, their nanny requested the children to help fold urn papers for the Qing Ming Festival. They took leave and went to their nanny house to help out. It is a simple gestures but yet it bought pain to their parents.
Why are you so willing to help your nanny?
Both of you never had the time to care for us when we were young. Our nanny take good care of us.
This statement hurt them down in the hearts. But they also do not deny it as this was the true fact of life in Singapore. Yet they cannot turn back time. The children may regret it one day when they realise how hard it is to raise off spring in Singapore.
it may also happen to people like us as we use most of our time earning money for the family. Thus we need to save for ourself and be prepare for the future. We also do not take care our children well as we need to earn money to put food on the table and provide for their life.