Graceful or disgraceful?!

Guess what?! I’m a day older today. No surprises there, then. Today I am also a year older. I am two years off life beginning and my 30th is but a distant memory of being young. And heavily pregnant. And a little bit ill.

But do I act my age? Am I a yummy mummy or a slummy mummy? My clubbing days are over, but my dancing days are definitely not. Nor are my hoodie-wearing days.

Am I growing old gracefully or disgracefully? There’s only one way to find out. Here’s my mid-life summary.

Swearing – disgraceful
Sarcasm – disgraceful
Sarcasm to nice middle age middle class mums who don’t even realise I am being sarcastic – DISGRACEFUL
Wearing Superdry – disgraceful
Wearing Doc Martens – disgraceful
Wearing pink Converse boots – disgraceful
Wearing blue nail varnish – disgraceful
Street dance classes – disgraceful
Never ironing – disgraceful
Crap at housework – disgraceful
Street dance while hoovering – disgraceful
Setting off smoke alarms every time I cook – disgraceful
Excessive chocolate consumption – disgraceful
Shouting at kids – disgraceful
Feeding my kids frozen food – disgraceful
Nose piercing – disgraceful
Multiple ear piercings – disgraceful
Reading Heat magazine – disgraceful

Long distance running – really don’t know which way to go with this one – could be either

Teetotal – graceful (almost saint-like, really)
Never being out after midnight – graceful
Or 11pm – graceful
Up before 7am every day – graceful
School governor – graceful
Eating my 5 a day – graceful
Drinking lots of water – graceful
Helping kids with homework – graceful
Recycling – graceful
Walking – graceful
Always carry tissues, wipes, first aid kit – graceful
Wear suncream – graceful
Use hand sanitiser – graceful
Reading literature – graceful

So there are more disgracefuls than gracefuls, but is wearing blue nail varnish, being sarcastic and never ironing worse than drinking until 3am, throwing up in public and wiping out the whole of the next day?!

What do you think? Am I growing old gracefully or disgracefully? And are you graceful or disgraceful and are you really old enough to know better?!

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. I’d say you’ve got it right. You are looking after your body, health, kids, family – all very ‘graceful’ for a woman your age. But you are keeping it a bit naughty with the teen rebel behaviour, which can only be good. Running – err amazing!! Not ironing and hating cleaning? Thank god!! I think many women would want to be you Sarah (if you chucked in the odd glass of wine maybe).I think the not drinking should be moved to the ‘disgraceful’ list!! Just to make the rest of us feel better 🙂

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  2. Thanks very much. That’s pretty much how I saw it. If I didn’t rebel a bit with my clothing and saying the wrong thing at the wrong time (loudly), I really would be growing old a bit TOO gracefully. Few women would want to be me without the drinking, but I love it and I’m never moving it to the disgraceful list! 🙂

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  3. If you’re disgraceful Sarah, then god-knows what I am!
    That said, I combine 2/3 part-time jobs with family-life so I think I’m allowed to behave badly, now and then. Although, alcohol does play its part, it’s not an exclusive excuse!

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