We all have tiny secrets that are better off staying that way. I, as a mother of three, have plenty. They are all harmless and it wouldn’t matter if anyone found out, but it would also just be easier if no one did. One of my harmless secrets for example, is that two years ago when I started bringing my children into the office, I had commercial interior glass tinting done on the room that they’d be spending most of their time in. It was easy to do because I’m the owner of the business and the office. I did it because I didn’t want my employees to see how unruly my kids can be. I have to keep up appearances, and what better way to do that than to hide my kids from the entire office. I, of course, love my kids, but some things are better off kept private.

My kids had no idea, and still don’t know, that I hid them from the entire office. The office space is made up of a lot of glass rooms that people can see into, to stimulate a feeling of comradeship and togetherness. My kids could see out, but no one could see in. It was just a lot better for me this way. It was better for the office too, as my kids would have been extremely disruptive and compromised the productivity of my employees. 

Now that my kids are young teenagers, I could probably tell them if I wanted to. I don’t think they’d be offended that I hid them with a bit of office tinting. For Melbourne businesses, there’s a need to uphold a level of decorum, and bringing children into the office isn’t always the best look. I’m sure my kids would have a laugh about it now, but it’s probably just one of those little white lies that can stay hidden and no one will ever be the wiser.

For what it’s worth, I highly recommend office tinting.