Within hours of breaking up from school, my daughter was hankering to get down to London to stay with her Nan. While I suppose I could take offence to the fact she couldn't wait to get away from me, I have to admit that at 13 the chance to get out of any household chores and having access to Nanny's time (and money) is probably too tempting to resist.
Nanny lives in Hampstead one of the cooler parts of town, where there are plenty of top rate fashion shops and a good chance of some star spotting. Their normal day together consists of breakfast out in one of the classy cafes, a stroll up the high street and into office, gap, jane norman and a few exclusive independents and then a hairdressing appointment at the excellent and charming Japanese hairdressers where daughter is treated to 2 hours worth of pampering. A normal day at home usually consists of me moaning at her about her room, doing he homework or hovering downstairs for me. Seriously how can I compete ??
Normally I take her desire to be away from me as soon as any school holidays starts with a pinch of salt. But for some reason this time when she told me she's only planning to be home for Christmas and then she was going back down again, it hurt alittle. Even with that I have let it go with good grace right up until the point she sent me a picture of the new shoes my mum has just bought her. Yes they are lace ups and look quiet sturdy but they have a 4" high heel. No way are they shoes suitable for my 13 year old especially as she wants to wear them "all the time" and the thing that annoys me most is that my mother would never have bought me those kind of shoes at her age so why the hell does she think its acceptable to buy them for my daughter.
I haven't really spoken to either of them about how strongly I feel as falling out with both of them isn't something I would want on my agenda. But I would very much like to ask my Mum why did she do it?
Putting that to one side for the moment this weekend has been one of not doing very much, which I am enjoying immensely, hopefully while I know next weekend will be busy I am hoping it will have the same relaxing feel to it that this one has.
Its the last few days now and I am hoping everyone is feeling stress free and looking forward to Saturday. xxx