Today, we’re welcoming another new Tots100 contributor – Kellie, who blogs at Big Fashionista. Kellie will be writing a regular post highlighting those brave souls who struggle with enormous wealth, a paid staff and global adoration. Yes, celebrity Mums and Dads. Who insist – it seems to us – on continually telling us how they’re JUST LIKE US. So we thought we’d start a series – showing how they are in fact virtually identical to us, only a bit completely different.
When I was first asked about writing for Tots100 and maybe starting a series on Celebrity mums and how they are just like us, the first person that popped into my head was Gwyneth Paltrow.
Now bless her little cool blonde highlights, whilst I do appreciate that she is a mother of two delightful little beans that go by the name of Moses and Apple (That’s a whole other article) I really don’t think that Gwynnie is in any position to start dishing out advice to other mothers.
Mrs Paltrow-Martin, or whatever she goes by these days, is the equivalent of the mother at the school gates who saunters in at 8.45, dressed immaculately with not a single hair out of place. She pops her child’s macrobiotic filled lunchbox made out of hemp onto the trolley and then informs you she has already attended a breakfast meeting, a yoga class and is now on her way to her doctors for some vitamin injections as she is exhausted. Just as you begin to feel a small pang of sympathy she asks why is it so difficult these days to find an au-pair that doesn’t complain about having to start at 6am and surely everyone these days works until 2am rustling up packed lunches.
The thing about Gwyneth is that I would take her a lot more seriously if she was living in the real world.
This is the woman who considers herself a “strict” parent as she only lets her children watch TV in French or Spanish.
Lady, in my day the kid with the strict parents wasn’t even allowed to watch TV. She used to have to sneak round my house to watch Grange Hill!!!
The woman talks about a glass of wine being an indulgence, A glass? ONE glass? That’s only indulgent if you are pouring the aforementioned glass of wine over your cornflakes first thing in the morning.
The thing about Gwyneth is that as much as she does sometimes annoy me with her “advice” and her well-meaning tips on raising children and although we like to think of Gwyneth as out of touch with our reality, which she really is. No-one can dispute her love for her children and her desire to want the best for them.
So perhaps in that respect, Gwyneth really is JUST like us.
Although I wish she would knock off the “one glass” crap.
What do you think?
Let me know
Big Fashionista x