So we’ve all heard the horror stories from our emotionally harassed friends who have the blessing of being mummy (or indeed daddy, let's not leave the guys out here!) to a demanding toddler. Most of us at one point or another have been a shoulder to cry on for that friend who hasn’t had chance to wash her hair in days (no biggie... dry shampoo was invented for a reason!) because her beloved minion has had 8 million consecutive meltdowns so mama’s shower time never quite happened. We’ve probably passed the Chardonnay whilst thinking “shit what is she doing wrong?! My kids will NEVER behave like that!” Because it’s all in the parenting right?! ... Wrong!!!! Believe me, you can be the most lax parent going or you can parent like Jo Frost after 20 cans of Red Bull... If your darling offspring chooses to assert his or herself by channelling Satan at an ear splitting level then they will... whatever you do!!! So the key is learning how to keep your sanity when the shit gets real!!
Okay, we as women know the score. We are conditioned to be nobody’s fool, to be independent, date excessively before settling down, go for the best and highest paid jobs...after all, our sisters back along the decades burnt their bras to afford us these privileges. What happens, however if you are not naturally sassy or are not channeling an inner bitch, waiting to emerge in your own defence? What is a girl to do?! Can you ever really be fulfilled and successful in life by being a “nice girl?” This is the question that I have been asking myself for a long time.