Purechristianithink has tagged me with this:
5 Reasons why I’m cool
Hang on a moment...I have two problems with this. The first is that I have no pretensions to coolness whatsoever. How could this middle aged mother of 3, who is also a clergybird ever aspire to coolness??
Some things are just not possible!
The second problem is that to believe oneself cool must surely exclude one immediately from the company of coolness…Catch 22 alive and well.
However,- given that this is all a load of nonsense and I have today off, with only 3 million things I should be doing (instead of the more usual 5 million)…if I were cool, these might be the reasons why
- I was for some years the devoted driver of a red and white 2CV named Skippy
- I own those flowery Docs,- which surely ought to belong to someone cool,- so maybe I am?
- DarlingDaughter says that I am "the coolest mother ever",- but as I’m the only one she has ever owned, and she seems to base this largely on our shared taste in shopping, some music, and online friendships,I have severe doubts about what this proves. However my 6’ son is still prepared to be seen hugging me in public, which might count for something...
- And I do have some utterly , indisputably cool & wonderful friends…who seem prepared to spend time with me
But it’s no good, that’s still only 4.
Brief consultation with TeenWonder nets the following result
“It’s cool the way you’re rude about St M’s when you need to be. But I don’t think you’re supposed to be cool. I think you’re supposed to be my Mummy.”
Told you so!