Victoria Beckham's super scheduling skills
Victoria Beckham reportedly jokes she could be a high-flying PA because she's so good at managing schedules.
The 41-year-old fashion designer and her husband David have four children, as well as manic careers of their own. Although David has retired from soccer he has many other ventures on the go, such as modelling for the likes of H&M and attempting to put a major league soccer club together in Miami.
With Victoria jetting around for her fashion empire it can mean the family don't get that much time together, but either she or David is always with the kids. And that's apparently because Victoria is a dab hand at organisation, filing all family events - from work appearance to kids' play dates - in a shared app for her and David.
"Running who's travelling where is a full-time job - and it's all handled by Victoria, who jokes that if the fashion doesn't work, she can always be a PA," an insider laughed to British magazine Heat. "She knows the flights from LA to London like the back of her hand. Victoria and David try to always have one parent at home with the children, and never spend more than three days apart."
Although not seeing each other much can be tough, the family have come up with rules to make things easier. Firstly they use Skype to make sure they can see each other while they're chatting, and Victoria and David always speak before they go to sleep.
"The family is always in contact, because the rule is that you can't put your phone on silent," the source added.
The couple are known for putting their children first, with Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper raised to have impeccable manners. Brooklyn, 16, also has a part time job so he learns about making his own money.
This is one of the reasons why David hit out this week after he and Victoria were criticised for letting four-year-old Harper use a dummy.
"Why do people feel they have the right to criticize a parent about their own children without having any facts??" he fumed on Instagram, after The Daily Mail published a piece with comment from an expert saying Harper could be at danger of medical problems by still using a dummy.
"Everybody who has children knows that when they aren’t feeling well or have a fever you do what comforts them best and most of the time it’s a pacifier, so those who criticize think twice about what you say about other people’s children because actually you have no right to criticize me as a parent."
- Cover Media