Normal Woman Wears Normal Clothes Shocker!

Sometimes when I have a few minutes to myself I scroll through the trending newsfeed on Facebook (OK I fess up this is often a loo based activity hiding from the kids). Today I saw that Jessie Wallace was 'ALMOST UNRECOGNISABLE' as she did her Christmas shopping. "Oh" I thought "perhaps she went dressed as a Kangaroo or maybe in a ballgown?". What bizarre outfit must she be wearing to provoke such a response and get trending? Well sit down...I hate to break it to you...she was wearing...a t-shirt, black biker jacket, jogging bottoms and a woolly hat. HOW DARE SHE! HOW DARE SHE LOOK NORMAL! F*cking Kat Slater. Such a liberty.

Obviously it's not a liberty. She looked a ruddy sight better than I have done doing the school run in the rain or popping to the local shop to get some emergency bread. She looked like a normal lady doing chores. Once again the media is telling women that they should dress a certain way. As Mothers we are forever being told that we can be stylish if we want. That just as we are Mums it doesn't mean that we have to let ourselves go. It's possible to be yummy. Or even a MILF. Imagine that? Having people want to f*ck us. Even though we have given birth? MADNESS. Ahem.


But I don't know about you? I already understand this. Shock, horror I am quite confident if I did some exercise and stopped ramming cakes down my gob I could look amazing. But what are we supposed to do in the meantime? What am I supposed to think about the way I look if I am not planning on dieting soon? If the idea of swimming is soul destroying as I'm just so knackered all the time. Am I supposed to be disappointed in the way I look? Do I really need to question my outfit of choice when I'm going to the local Toys R Us?

No of course not. As an intelligent 38 year old mother of two I am quite capable of making my own decisions on what I want to wear. I know I scrub up well. Just as I know that sometimes I am quite happy to run out in leggings and UGGs. I don't need celebrities telling me that "Hey I am sexy and a Mum. You can be sexy and a Mum too!". What if I don't want to be sexy. What if I want to be comfy, or cosy, or throw the nearest thing just so I can get sh*t done. Surely that's OK? Just as it's OK if you want to do the school run in heels and a leopard skin coat. 


Women don't have to be extraordinary ALL of the time. Sometimes it is OK just to be normal. Ordinary is just as valid as extraordinary. Whether you are looking after your family dressed from top to bottom in designer gear or jeans and a jumper. At the end of the day does it really matter? I think we should be encouraging our little ones to wear what makes them happy and also apply this to ourselves. So next time you are panicking you look a hot mess whilst you are on the nappy run just think "I am choosing to be comfortable but I know if I wanted to or had the time I could look sh*t hot. Today I just can't be arsed". Nothing wrong with that. 
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