Monday, 23 November 2015

How To Embrace Being You Is Good Enough. A Little Thank You

I am sure you can gather by now? I'm not cool. Nope. There is not one inch of me that is cool. It's something that makes me pretty annoyed and a bit sad. I long to pop on skinny jeans and a T shirt and look chic rather than a tubby hobo. I have beautiful friends with beautiful fringes. Fringes on me? Look like my Mum has shoved a bowl on my head and just randomly hacked at it. My accent? Also not cool. Every year they do surveys. Every year 'Brummie' is nominated as they worst accent in the world ever. Bab.

I am ashamed to say over the past decade or so I have spent quite a few nights having a little cry about why I am not cool. Totally beating myself up over things I've said, items I've fallen over, that time my skirt fell down in a whole school assembly (sadly a true story). I talk. A lot. I can't stop. I've been known to sing in the streets, dance showing off my pop socks and offend people with my comments without noticing.


Obviously I wasn't really ever going to be a cool and hip Mum. So I started a blog. A way of shouting into the void about all the things that make me laugh, break my heart and frustrate me about being a Mum. I prayed someone somewhere would listen. And fortunately some people did. If you read my blog. And then meet me? We are one and the same. If you watch my videos. That's pretty much what I am like (bar I don't swear on my videos. No-one wants to see a Mum saying f*ck at Peppa Pig World).

This weekend I won an award. Me. I won an award for a daft video with me banging on about tablets,  fruit shoots, dry shampoo. I was wearing my pyjamas. I won an award for being 'me'. My son had a dummy in. My daughter was dressed as Elsa with scruffy hair. We were just being 'us'. And it goes to prove that sometimes being you is good enough. Sometimes being normal, not cool, a bit daft, a bit tired, a bit chubby and a bit of a d*ck is good enough.


So this is a huge 'Thank You'. It shouldn't take an award to make us feel good enough though. It shouldn't take our other half to say "You're doing a great job". We should know it ourselves. But sometimes we get a bit lost, we long to be on that side where the grass is greener, the legs are thinner and there is time to put on a bit of lippy before the school run. So my award this weekend is a win for the Mum's who are crap at cooking, the Mum's who do spend an inordinate time in their pyjamas and the Mum's that really? Should be high fiving themselves rather than sitting around for an award to tell them they rock (cough me). 

Thanks so much for anyone that voted for me in the Mumsnet Blogger Awards. 
It really meant a lot. Love you lots Em xxx

24 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I know exactly what you mean. I will never be cool and I'm fine with that. I'm far too good at saying the wrong thing to people and offending them by accident. You're ace and you do an amazing job.

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    1. Thanks so much Sian! And lovely to geek with you on Sunday! x

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  2. Congratulations.....You are fantastic and it was very well deserved! x

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  3. You totally deserve that award and I was so so pleased to be able to see you collect it on Saturday - you were just one giant smile! I think you are cool and even though we didn't get much of a chance to say more that a brief hello, you made me laugh so much at what you said to me at lunch. Really wish you'd made a speech (in my head you'd have been just like Gwyneth only better). Huge congratulations to you! xx

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    1. Ha ha ha! Oh it would have been great and your hair? LOOKED SO GOOD! x

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  4. You shouldn't need an award to know you are fab but I know exactly what you mean. That little boost is what we need sometimes isn't it? Wish I could have been there to cheer but here is a belated woop woop !! Love u Bab! x

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    1. Ah thanks bablar and congrats on your win the other day!!! xxx

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  5. I hear what you're saying, I want to be you too ;) Well done hun, well deserved x

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  6. Well done, Em.

    For the record, I think you're cool. But then, I'm not very cool either. :)

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps x

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  7. Congrats and such amazing news! What a superb blog and vlog you've created and have brightened up so many people's lives with your wit and warmth. Great that you won and well done - well deserved :) Jess xx

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    1. WHOOP WHOOP! (twerks off into the sunset) x

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  9. I am so, so pleased for you. Totally deserved and fabulous. And I'm still laughing about your skirt falling down! xx

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    1. Oh god it was mortifying!! But kinda funny. Sorta x

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  10. I read this in my pjs with greasy hair having eaten crisps for tea. You really are just like your video & your blog & that is the best part - imagine if you were really posh like Audrey off Corrie or had a secret nanny?!
    Don't ever change. Keep typing and vlogging oh and buy a safety pin for your skirt! Congrats Mrs xx

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    1. Ah thanks lovely Beth! Hope you are yours are well! x

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  11. Huge congrats Em!!!! You always always shine through in your videos no matter what you're talking about.

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  12. Yay! Very well done to you! Obviously I've never watched your videos, but I read most of your posts, so I voted for you! I like that you are you and you're down to earth and a bit crap because I can totally relate to that. I know lots of people out there want to see perfect homes, perfect mums and perfect kids, but it makes me feel a bit sick tbh. I like real and you're as real as they come! Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks so much Sarah! And I know really you love videos. I think you watch them clllllll day ;) x

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