It has been frustrating to try to take care of my family with my full-time job, but it is never enough. This is because my wife and I have a disabled child who needs extra care. I took on a second job doing professional cleaning services in Singapore and that has really helped to make me feel less anxious. My anxiety is not focused on my child because she’s an angel. My anxiety comes about solely because I have not figured out how to balance everything when it comes to working and being a parent yet. I’m getting there, and it will take time. My wife is also an angel, and she helps out a lot, too. I’m thankful that I’m not alone.
When my wife and I first married, we had no idea that she was already pregnant with our daughter. We had said many times that it would be best if we waited for many years to have children because we wanted to make sure that we were financially secure. Nevertheless, once we found out that our little girl was on the way, we tried to make do as best as we could. A few years after her birth, we learned when she was a toddler that she is autistic. This means that she needs more time and care than the average child. We adore her, so we do the best that we can for her.
Someone needs to be with our daughter at all times, so that person is my wife. I miss being home at night so that I can spend more time with our little girl. However, for now, bringing extra money in is very important, so I am just grateful that I even have the ability to work two jobs. The cleaning job pays really well so that makes me think that I can pay our bills off and then start putting extra money away. This will go a long way toward helping me to gain the balance that I need for more time off in the future.