We’ve been on and off discussing bringing babies into work, and that seems like a good enough excuse for posting these extremely adorable pictures of Italian MEP Licia Ronzulli and her daughter Vittoria Cerioli. Vittoria is now three years old, although obviously she’s not three in all of these photos.
As a woman whose own children were forced to push increasingly desperate notes under the door to garner any attention whenever I worked from home, I realise that not everyone can copy Ronzulli. Or even want to. But, while not all of Ronzulli’s politics (nor indeed her liking for pink mobile phone covers) are to my taste, it’s refreshing to see what she has done. Most parents in less privileged positions are forced to lie about sick children or vital school meetings to bosses who are less than understanding. Ronzulli’s actions at least suggest that, instead of pretending they don’t exist or even closing the door to their entreatries, accepting the presence and involvement of children could be good for us all.