Boy #1 has decided I am not a 'fashion girl'. Apparently this is because I don't have hair down to 'here' (indicates mid-thigh), don't drive a 'fashion car' (I think we've established this already), and don't own 'fashion bags and shoes'. Bearing in mind I was sitting at the breakfast table this morning, unshowered, still in my dressing gown and looking - shall we say - not my best, when we had this conversation, I have to say that his decision on this matter was not one I could challenge.
It still stinks, though...
Let's change the subject, shall we? This week's British Mummy Blogger of the Week has been blogging for nearly 7 years, but I only came across her blog when she recently joined the British Mummy Bloggers ning, and it stopped me in my tracks. So many of us - myself included - blog about surface stuff. The really personal issues, the nuts and bolts of our emotions, stay hidden as we seek to make sense of our lives in a humorous way. One of the reasons I started blogging was that I figured if I could make what was going on in my day-to-day existence funny, then it would all seem somehow more worthwhile. I've moved on from that now - blogging is so many other things too - but there are still some subjects that are off-limits, that I would never have the guts to expose.
Everyday Stranger doesn't do that. Her posts are heart-rending, soul-searching, funny, and above all honest, and once you start reading you may find yourself - like me - unable to stop before you reach the bottom of the page.
To check out the British Mummy Bloggers Ning, click here. (Note: It's called 'Mummy', but Dads can be members too).