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Here is the photo of Jennifer Anniston that my daughter showed me yesterday in her latest magazine. "Look mum, doesn't she look AMMMAAAAZING - she's your age you know - that's quite embarrassing isn't it". "Don't be ridiculous, of course she isn't my age, she's 10 years younger, but Why is it embarrassing?". "No, she is mum, trust me, Well, um, you know, she looks ammaaazing and you look, well, um, it's mostly embarrassing for her that she doesn't look like you obviously but you'd never go out wearing something like that would you and you should - you'd look really good in that". "Don't be ridiculous. I'd probably get arrested or die of hypothermia. Don't forget she hasn't had her children yet - that will make a difference." "Why should it make a difference whether she has kids or not? Also mum, why don't you buy these shoes? If I was your height I'd definitely be wearing REEEALLY high heels" (killer black studded shoes with metal spiked heels you'd never be allowed on an aeroplane). And so on......it really is extraordinary how rubbish gorgeous immensely tall 15 year old daughter's can make you feel without meaning to and I know her well enough to know that any encouragement to actually buy items of clothing or accessories that I would frankly look awful in are so that she can borrow them. Devious. Beyond. OOORRR.....maybe she's right and I should try and find a copy of that dress to wear to all the Christmas parties.....what do you think? Are we too old these days to get away with that sort of outfit? The boobs wouldn't look quite the same, let alone the legs, the stomach, the bottom..... I can just picture my daughter's reaction if I tried to go out looking like that. "Mum, I'm not really sure about that - why don't I try it on instead?"
Who's That Girl? (a.k.a Madonna) Here is a post from my blog buddy in Chicago Expat Mum who writes a brilliant blog and our children are all about the same age so it's always interesting to compare what is going on in the US Vs UK with the teenagers. Check her out here: expatmum.blogspot.com So Madonna’s back in the news at the moment because of her new movie W.E. (about Wallis Simpson). She was photographed at very close range the other night at her premiere, by my bloggy buddy Lulu. If you’ve followed Madonna at all, you’ll know she reinvents herself from time to time. We’ve had the young, slutty Madonna with the lace fingerless gloves and bows in her hair the channeling-Marilyn Madonna, [caption id="attachment_8646" align="alignright" width="205" caption="The channeling Marilyn Monroe Madonna"][/caption] and the Geisha Madonna: to name but a few. Apparently her latest aim is to look like Mae West – in her early 70’s I have no idea why, but I really thought Madonna would buck the Hollywood system and age with grace. Or at least with a bit less Botox and filler than she’s currently sporting. OK, so I knew she wasn’t going to go totally European and Brigitte Bardo-esque. But this? Come on Madge. You can do better". What do you think? If you had the money - would you do the same?? Should she be a more responsible role model to the younger generation or is this simply the way forward and I have to start saving now?