Pakchic says: Sacrificing so my daughter can have a best friend
By Zan Azlee
We live far from where we work. We work in the city and we live on the outskirts. But that’s what we can afford. It’s a trade-off between travel distance and a bit of space and solitude.
When Athena turned two years old, my wife and I decided to send her to play school because she’s a really active and playful girl and it seemed like she would be bored at home all day.
We did a little bit of research and settled for a school near where we work in the city. We liked the teachers, students and it also meant that it was easy for us to send her in the morning.
The only problem was the fact that one of us had to leave work in the middle of the day when her school ended to fetch her and send her home.
Did I mention we live far from work? So what that means is that either my wife and I will have to spend an extra two hours commuting every day.
This extra two hours is in addition to the one hour we take to travel to work in the morning and another hour back from work in the evening (this is with heavy traffic of course).
In the beginning, it was alright. We were excited to see Athena so happy going to school and making friends. And we thought it was worth the effort.
Then the second year of school came about. Exhaustion started to creep into our lives as the extra commute starting taking it’s toll on us. [Click to read the full article at MakChic.Com]