Hai, I have a maid to wash vessels, sweep and mop the house, and clean around the outside. I wash clothes with the help of a fully atomatic washing machine. I have the necessary gadgets in the kitchen. I also employ a garden help to maintain the small garden which I have. I spent around Rs.550/- monthly for this. I cannot do without the maid for long periods. The spare time I use to read many magazinesa and books, watch good programmes or movies on tv, browse the net, stitch or do some work. I also do clean the house with the vacuum cleaner and clean the toilets myself. I also go out for other household work. I sit with my son when he studies, late night or early morning. I do the ironing fully. I find that some women do all the household chores by themselves even if they are in good financial position to employ a maid. Then, they lament that they do not have time to sit with their children when they study. Also they say that they have 2 children to take care of (where as I have only one). Do you think it is worth doing all the chores by ourselves and depriving the time and oppurtunity to know many things? Then when will we get time to enjoy and do things we always wanted to do? I am asking because, sometimes this makes me feel guitly that I am leading a life of luxury.