Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Spending time with the children

So Ruth Kelly has resigned her post as Transport Secretary to spend more time with her four young children.

Has she only just noticed she has four young children?

No, No, No. I don't have anything aganst women who work at things other than looking after their children - I've been one myself - but the report about RK reminded me about a newspaper piece I once read about the then editor of The Evening Standard who was reported as being in the office by 8.30 a.m. and rarely home before 9 p.m. She had earned a superwoman image through “her ability to juggle that demanding office life with a full family life.”

And when I read that article, I wondered how anyone could lead a "full family life" when they didn’t get home until 9.

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