Any working mum will be feeling a mixed bag of emotions now that the summer holidays are just around the corner. Or is it just me that always ends up feeling like a pair of scales: the need to get on and do your job on one side - the guilt for not spending enough time with your child when they're on holiday, on the other? Surely it can't just be me - tell me I'm not alone!
- "I bet you're looking forward to the holidays aren't you - no more having to get up in the mornings, eh?"
- "How are you going to be spending the school holidays then? Anything planned?"
- "It's all right for some: being at home all day with the sun shining!"
- "Summer holidays are so boring aren't they? Shall we come round and spend the day at yours, then the kids can play while we have a natter..."