Twin girl is facing a massive dilemma; she cannot decide what she would like to be when she is ‘all grown up.’ The current choices stand at either a teacher or a princess. I have spoken to her in depth about it and at the moment princess is winning as it is holidays all the time rather than just the mere 13 weeks a year a teacher gets.
My own mum kept a book in which she or I wrote yearly what I wanted to be when I matured into adulthood and clearly I am either a) a late developer b) a failed dreamer or c) a closet premiership football player.
I have looked really hard and just cannot find the year I which I proudly declared:
“When I am a grown up I would like to be a juggler and learn the art of holding down a successful career whilst trying to bring up three children to not be demented fools.”
I also can’t find the year in which I scribbled with glee:
“When I am a grown up I would love to have my euphoric moment of the week to consistently be the moment when I finally glimpse the bottom of the ironing basket.”
And its odd I appear to have written that I want to be an “international superstar and a mum” at the tender age of thirteen; maybe I just couldn’t spell recruiter/housewife/dogsbody/taxi driver so superstar seemed like the easy option!
However some would say twin girl’s career options are far more feasible than mine ever were. If William and Kate get a crack on I am sure the new male heir to the throne would love a slightly older wife; and she could have teaching as her back up plan?
I just hope she doesn’t follow my dreams of being a premiership footballer, like me she throws and kicks a ball just like a flipping girl!