Tired of being Mumerella

My friends seem to have more disposable income than me, my
money all goes into bricks and mortar (in the shape of our very big house
renovation project!) which no doubt will keep us busy for years. I feel
guilty if I spend anything on myself, but given my clothes are starting to get threadbare
I do need to plan a shopping trip! I keep seeing the house as a future
asset for the boys but I am sure they would not begrudge me spending a little
on myself!

Lately
I have tried to find more time to pursue other interests, I like meeting up
with my friends and having a chance to unwind after the stresses of
parenting. We are all in the same boat after all, dealing with tantrums,
unrealistic expectations and the occasional sleepless night, bonded with our
common problems and the opportunity to vent together over a takeaway and a
welcome glass of wine (perhaps from this size bottle!).

But to be honest I do not have a big enough wardrobe
for all this socialising, when we are meeting up its nice to change out of my
mummy clothes (hoodies, jeans and trainers) and put on something more
feminine. It’s like I switch off from mummy mode into a different version
of me, one that can relax more as I am not constantly scanning the horizon for
incoming threats! Anywhere we go I am
constantly watching my children to make sure they are away from the road, not
out of sight, not too deep in the sea… the list is long and the responsibility
exhausting!

So when they are tucked up in bed with daddy on
duty, it would be lovely to put on a pretty dress and feel like I do not have a
care in the world, because come 11pm I am back to being Mumerella (replacing
the two ugly sisters for my very boisterous boys!) and keeping a dutiful watch
of my little charges. I just need a fairy godmother to buy me this
flowing chiffon dress with sequins from Esprit and I will feel as
glamorous as my lovely friends.

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