Having children certainly changes your priorities. I know it’s to be expected, but my dreams now are a million miles away from what they were ten years ago.
Motherhood has made me incredibly humble. I genuinely own a pair of leggings that I consider to be my ‘best leggings’. I never thought I’d say that. Plain, black, regular leggings from Next. I think they were about a tenner.
My best leggings.
I used to wear sixty quid jeans just to lounge in. Ten years ago, my £60 jeans were my ‘scruffs’. Oh, how times have changed!
My humble #MumGoals don’t stop at fashion. Fashion is just the tip of the iceberg. Now that I’ve got two children, ‘dreaming big’ seems to be about practical stuff. My ideal car is a five-year-old Astra.
I know, right? Whoa there Jendog, get your head out of the clouds, you’re only heading for disappointment!
Before I had children (which was also before I could drive), I remember my friend getting a brand new Corsa on interest free credit, and my goal was to pass my test and do the same. The thought of spending that much on a car nowadays makes me feel a little bit queasy.
I used to dream of fancy holidays and well paid jobs. I didn’t really have much of a wanderlust, but I made up for it in fashion lust. I wanted nice things, I wanted promotions, I wanted to always have nice nails.
Now all I want is to wake up and not be tired. I want a quiet five minutes to drink my cuppa while it’s hot. I know I say it a lot, but I really do want to watch Neighbours in peace.
The things I want now are unquestionably attainable. In fact, I already manage to watch Neighbours in peace at least twice a week. Who knows; if I play my cards right and keep wishing hard, one day I might even own a five year old Astra!
I’m unsure whether motherhood has taken my ability to dream, or if it has just turned me into a practical human being. Parents always seem to be practical, maybe this was inevitable.