I’m a 30 year old mum of two children under 5.
It’s funny how having children totally changes the way you see yourself. I could have introduced myself by telling you about my teaching career, my law degree, or even that I’m Scottish, and love reading & Facebook. I could have listed all the many attributes that I feel make me more slummy than yummy mummy.
But I didn’t. The first thing that crossed my mind was to share with you the fact that I have two gorgeous, young children.
Since having my children, (my son is 4, and my daughter is 1), my priorities have changed and work no longer tops that list. In fact, they are so important that I have taken a 5 year career break to be there for every scraped knee and those early nursery and school concerts. However, recently I’ve felt that by spending so much time in the company of children who love me unconditionally – who don’t realise that my belly really shouldn’t wobble as much, or that my eyebrows really don’t need to be that thick – I’ve let things slide even more than I ever have in the past.
I’ve never been the sort who can’t leave the house without a full face of make up – I wear make up on special occasions and I’ve always felt my skin has been clear enough to do so, but now I’m not so sure. My eyebrows are dark and overgrown – matching my legs and bikini line. My poor, long suffering husband! I have no sense of style so try to stick to jeans and a t-shirt as it’s pretty hard to get that wrong (though I have managed it).
I’m 30 years old and my 14 year old cousin has mastered so much of what remains a mystery to me. This year, I’d like to try to learn some of that. I want 2012 to be the year I finally get into some sort of reasonable “beauty” regime; to know what to wear and how to accessorize it; to remember to clean the bathroom before the germs start cleaning it themselves in protest. Hopefully I’ll achieve this and hopefully I can write about the successes (and probably the many failures) here.
But at my heart, whether slummy or yummy, I’m a mum, a wife, a woman and so this blog will record all the ups and downs of life both slummy and, hopefully one day, yummy. I’d love it if you’d follow me and join in.
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