So apparently Jamie and Jools Oliver have hired a night nurse.
That's according to an article in the Telegraph which quotes an interview Jamie gave to BBC Radio 5 Live.
On the subject of sleep deprivation, Jamie Oliver reportedly said:
"Sleep deprivation makes the most wonderful people just unreasonable. It's really, really hard whether it's your first or your fifth. It hit us hard this year, really hard, because you know we've got two teenagers and it's teenagers things, and you've got a 6 and a 7 year old as well, and they're up as well, I mean it was hard this time round. For the first time ever I've got a night nurse, and she started a week ago."
I LOVE this story because I reckon loads of celeb parents must rely on an army of hired help but few, if any, ever admit to it. So it's really refreshing to hear Jamie tell it like it us. Good for him.
And kudos to Jamie and Jools for having the wherewithal to bring in help in the form of a night nurse rather than struggling on alone, trying to be Supermum and Superdad.
Not everyone agrees, however. Let's just say we've just had a *heated* discussion about this in the Playpennies office.
ANYWAY. I totally relate to Jamie's point about the weird interface between life with teenagers and a newborn in the house, too. While I'm not quite there, I am on the cusp of this bizarre stage of parenthood where the youngest child is still in need of a strict 7pm bedtime, yet the older kids are closer to going to bed at the same time as us, especially at the weekends.
Gone are the days when 7pm meant getting to sit down with a cup of tea for a little me-time. And, oh, how I miss them.
But enough about me. What's your view on Jamie and Jools Oliver hiring a night nurse?
But what's your view on this story? Would you ever hire a night nurse if sleep deprivation started to get the better of you? If you used one, we'd love to hear about how it worked out for you.
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