Mommy, Daddy or Maid?

I remember when I was young, learning how to ride a bicycle is family affair. You struggle with the bike while tipping left and right along, but you knew that even if you lost your balance and fell, your parents will always be there to help you up.

So I was coming home from work today, and I saw a maid pushing along a jovial little girl on her bicycle. The sight disturbed me greatly, not because of the pedophilic nature of the situation but the absence of the girl’s parents at this crucial event of the girl’s life.

Are maids replacing the vital role that parents who are too busy working play in their children’s lives?