Before entering the world of motherhood, my life involved pretty clothes & shoes and jetting off to the Little White Isle of Ibiza. Days spent flipping through fashion magazines wondering how to afford the latest Jimmy Choos and nights spent clubbing ... bliss! Then I became a Mum. Now don't get me wrong, my kids are amazing and I love them more than I could possibly put into words, but I am more than a Mum. It took me a long time to remember that fact. It took a long time to realise that although being a Mum is my main job, I also moonlight in many other roles!
My second role, 'The Wife'
I am married to the love of my life. I sometimes look over at him sat on couch of an evening when the monsters, I mean children, have gone to bed and remember our lives before these little people moved in and took over. We were carefree and absolutely crackers! Ibiza was our summer. We went every year & spent the rest of the year recovering. Weekends spent partying and lazy days chilling together watching something other than Disney Junior and Peppa Pig. Nowadays its date night once a month & decisions such as 'what should we go and watch in bed'. I still love him as much as I did the day I met him. More so. He makes me happy and I couldn't have asked for a better Daddy to my babies. He's older (not so much wiser) and we argue about stupid stuff as everyone does but I love this second job. I can hand on heart say it is a job I will do till the day I die.
Role 3 'The Career Girl'
I work full time and I love it. I have worked for the same place for 10 years and I can honestly say I love my job and would never leave (well not voluntarily anyway!)
Role 4 'The weekend party girl'
My friends are ace and I love them all to bits. There is nothing better than after a week of being screamed and moaned at, pooed on and dinner thrown at you, and with the ringing of 'mummy mummy mummy mummy' in your ear getting together with your mates. What goes hand in hand with this is my other close friend. Alcohol. You don't realise how good a friend alcohol is until you aren't allowed to play with that friend for 9 months. I am the lush of WikiMum and have hangover and twins down to a fine art. I can roll in at 3am and be up with the monkey's at 7am and not even throw up at the first poo nappy of the day. Its taken lots of practice but I am a master now.
Role 5 'The Shopper'
Remember when your wages were your own and you could treat yourself to the latest LV bag? no me neither! I love fashion, Victoria Beckham and anything with a 4 inch heel. Of course, with 2 extra mouths to feed I am more New Look than Marc Jacobs these days but I allow myself one splash out a year. I am currently saving for some beautiful nude Christian Louboutins. I justify this by saying my daughter can have them when I am old and grey. In reality she will have to do something pretty impressive in life for me to depart with them and give them her!