Just an observation. Labour is so cheap here... that most families who can afford to have someone (usually live in nanny) to help raise the children.
I find this bizarre. I can understand why someone would want help, of course- I am not suggesting otherwise... but I was out for a meal on friday night and a couple were there having a meal too- with their Philippine maid/nanny, who was rocking the child to sleep. She gave the parents a 'shot of the baby' then took him/her away again.... she even sat at a different table to eat her meal, with the babe in arms. Now i know that this girl probably has it good- she's getting to eat out in nice restaurants for a start....and its a fairly safe and secure job..... but It just felt very strange to watch.