We’ve always invited our staff to bring their children to parties-past but this year we decreed it was to be adults only.
The thought that the staff might prefer to bring their children or find difficulty finding babysitters niggled but we needn’t have worried.
Those with children told us they enjoyed the evening much more without having to keep an eye on their offspring and those without little people said they enjoyed the quieter and more relaxed child-free atmosphere.
It did mean that without the need to get children home to bed, some stayed longer which made it a late night.
But today I was able to follow the best prescription for too little sleep – doing very little and I’m grateful for that.