Today is July 2nd, 111 days since Tom and Rita Day, and if you have children who have been home all day, every day, for all 111 days, God bless you. If you’ve also had to work full-time and those children are young, you deserve all the medals, a liquor cabinet that never runs dry, and a month of free babysitting when this is all over.
Now, if you are a doctor and you had to do all of that while being interviewed about our current public health crisis on live television while also managing your daughter, you are a superwoman. To wit: Meet Dr. Clare Wenham and her daughter, Scarlett, who is really torn about where to hang her unicorn photo.
ABSOLUTE SCENES ON THE BBC NEWS CHANNEL pic.twitter.com/hvu9iWkkIz— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) July 1, 2020
There is an excellent post-script to that hard-hitting story, as well. The unicorn has found a semi-permanent home:
We’ve decided on a shelf for the unicorn.— Clare Wenham (@clarewenham) July 2, 2020
Thanks to all for kind words normalising the work-parent balance that so many are juggling amid #covid19 chaos
Today Scarlett wants to be #superheroelsa pic.twitter.com/byMbCPrZQD
Excellent multi-tasking, Doctor.
The Twitters were very impressed with Dr. Wehham, as well:
Shout out to Dr Clare Wenham (BBC News Channel clip), @haynesdeborah (Sky News) and all other working mums out there juggling their jobs and childcare during this period. I don't know how you're doing it, but you're bossing it - hats off to all WFH parents 👏— Sophie Morris (@itssophiemorris) July 1, 2020
Wonderful to see the realities of homeworking for parents. And thank you to the presenter for making it OK and for talking to the child too.— Heather de Gruyther (@revheatherdg) July 1, 2020
Header Image Source: BBC Screencap