I’ve done it. The great ‘return to work’ that, in this country, means I pay other people to look after my children for 36hrs at an (almost) net loss to our family. From Monday to Thursday I am meticulous in packing bags with snacks, bottles and spare pairs of shoes and biting my lip around tantrums (and that’s just in the office).
Whoever coined the phrase ‘having it all’ in relation to having a family and a brilliant job must have been royal. Because, unless you have the skills of a ninja or many people to help, it is impossible for a day topped and tailed with nappies and filled with high level meetings to go smoothly.
It got me thinking about royalty and how they manage work and children. Are there lessons to be learned? Probably not but it made for another sparkly infographic. Now I’m off to feed the dog before I do my makeup and oil the buggy wheels.