I had a dawning realisation this week, my daughter has inherited
My best friend once pushed me into a shop changing room and asked an assistant to not let me out until I tried on everything she flung at me - she wouldn't let me leave until I agreed to buy a new outfit - the same friend also came into my house some years ago and threw my favourite rugby shirt in the dustbin - the fact that it was years old and had faded in many places was no reason not to continue wearing it!
I find myself hopping out of the car at school wearing baggy tracky bottoms and my slippers! In my head I'm a glamorous, middle aged mum of 3 but in reality it seems I'm slightly off the mark!
Our hectic summer schedule usually means I throw orders around at the family and don't always check that everything has been done. And clearly I never check what she's wearing!
Sometimes we have to pack up the car and head off to a cricket match in some back-of-beyond place in the early hours and won't be retuning home til late. Last weekend we were due to have 5 matches over 2 days. Little Miss was due to play at 9.30 on the Saturday (later cancelled), swiftly followed by number 2 son's school match whilst husband and number 1 son were playing elsewhere (they do tell me where they are playing but they may have well said "on the moon" for all I know!). Sunday saw us heading to another County for number 2 son's schools tournament (which they won) and then stopping on the way home to watch the end of number 1 son's match.
All in all a very hectic weekend where we survived on flasks of coffee, cheese sarnies, crisps and chocolate - yes 3 meals a day of it, for 2 days - well we did have a McDonalds in the middle somewhere so we varied the diet!
Some of the cricket is in lovely settings, last week we were here in Cambridgeshire, another school
There had been a breakdown in communication for this tournament which meant the front gate to the school hadn't been opened - that is the first and probably the last time I will scale a six foot hight fence to get INTO a cricket match!
This weekend saw us here on Saturday
Yes it is another school, looking rather like a palace! The black sky (blacker than it looks on the photo) was as miserable as the loss number 2 son's team faced.
And today we were up at 6am to set off for a match in Sussex, despite the dire forecast and the non stop rain all night we packed to car, woke grumpy children and set off for the 3 and a half hour journey - an hour up the road it was called off!!
Oh well maybe we can get on with some DIY??
Earlier in the week this event occurred....
We now have 2 teenagers in the house - what a scarey thought!
The celebrating had to be scheduled around all his matches and next weekend he has a sleepover party for 5 friends - I will be admitted to the asylum shortly thereafter!!