Monday, 23 November 2009
Who Do You Want To Be Today?
Today - I want to be a Boden mum.
I want to look effortlessly stylish.
In the background I have a happy, fulfilling marriage and never row with my husband.
My home has an artfully lived in look.
I am witty, caring and always say the right things.
At the right time.
I have four beautiful but impeccably well-behaved children.
And a faithful chocolate brown labrador to cuddle up to in front of the fire.
Unfortunately, very few of those aspirations are true.
My real life is best summed up in one word - "messy".
Today I had a meeting with a teacher at one of my children's schools.
Earlier in the week there had been an incident.
A messy incident.
One of my children ended up with emergency dental treatment including one of their front teeth put back in.
And, I am sad to say they were architect's of their own misfortune.
Over the past few months my life seems to resemble a Jeremy Kyle/Jerry Springer show.
OK maybe not that bad but every day I cross my fingers and hope.
For the school meeting I wanted to seem as though as I was in control, calm and competent.
Everything I don't feel right at this very moment!
Boots - Clarks
Skirt and Jacket - Marks and Spencer
Shirt - Boden