The Magic of Motherhood.

Image: Foreversouls/Flikr  We were in the car driving through Windermere yesterday when Flea suddenly shouted: "Look Mummy, that lady looks just like you!"

I wasn't really paying attention – I was far too excited at just having seen the sign for a real life Lakeland Limited store – so I just murmured, "Really darling? Which lady?"

"That one in the brown coat," Flea replied, pointing to a grey-haired, 75-year-old wearing a quilted beige jacket and – I kid you not – a pair of beige slacks. SLACKS! 

"Oh. Do you think she looks like me?" I said, using my best Mummy-isn't-having a-breakdown-she's-just-very-interested voice.

"Well..not exactly…." she started.

Phew, she's going to realise now that I'm only 34 and half a dozen grey hairs is nothing to write home about. Also – I never wear beige. Or slacks.

"That lady has glasses. But everything else is a lot like you."

Sometimes? I really hate kids.


Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. Lucy
    1st August 2009 / 7:41 pm

    My friends daughter didn’t recognise her mum inns photo taken last year. It’s not you.

  2. Lucy
    1st August 2009 / 7:42 pm

    …her mum in a photo, even.

  3. Sally
    1st August 2009 / 8:57 pm

    Funny – thanks for making me feel better!

  4. 2nd August 2009 / 2:42 pm

    So glad mine aren’t really talking yet!!

  5. 2nd August 2009 / 8:59 pm

    actually had a water snorting incident when reading that!