Courier drivers, meter readers and door-to-door salespeople have all caught me in interesting states. Like the day my kids decided to decorate my face with stickers. Or the time I was in full swing doing the special monkey dance I’d created. And of course there’s all the times when my children become budding hairdressers and turn their instruments of torture on my long locks.
I do lots of silly things to entertain my kids, especially if it will divert an imminent tantrum. But sometimes I need to do silly things for me to avoid my own tantrums.
A couple of days ago Susan from The Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva did a post about wearing her new sequinned red dress while doing the household chores. It was popular. So popular in fact, that people started sending her pictures of themselves doing ordinary, mundane things in their finest frippery. And so a new movement has been born; The Glamouring – like planking, only prettier.
My inner silliness begged me to give it a go, so I unearthed the dress I wore to a ball years ago when I was single and perky everywhere. I just managed to squeeze my rump into it, and with music turned up loud was able to flounce around without hearing overstrained seams pinging apart. Mopping the kitchen floor with my killer heels clip-clopping was more fun than I had imagined, and my kids thought it was hilarious.
So if your life as a stay at home mum has become a bit mundane, add a bit of sparkle and start glamouring. I try to do Make Up Monday each week to give me a little boost, and now I’m thinking a Fancy Friday is on the cards.
I’m seriously thinking of heading to some second hand shops to find better fitting glad rags. Maybe I’ll even get something with sequins, although that might prove too tempting for the other half if we end up at the hospital for my daughter again.
Right, I’m off to search through my wardrobe for any more posh frocks I might have. I’m pretty sure the meter reader is due this week…
I love it when you leave me a comment; it boosts my mood as much as glamouring does.