First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, now hosted by Vicki at I'd Rather Be At The Beach, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.
Today I'm featuring an upcoming read, Why Mommy Drinks, The diary of an exhausted mom . . . A novel by Gill Sims. The excerpt shared is from a hardcover version borrowed from the library.
Tuesday, 8 September
First day back at school. I am going to 100 per cent nail being a school mummy this year. I can absolutely do this. This year my school runs will go like this:
6 a.m. Wake up, have a shower, put on the stylish and elegant outfit from my minimalist capsule closet that I laid out last night, before applying some light but sophisticated makeup, as suggested by Pinterest, complete with chic, flicky eyeliner. Dry hair, then style into an 'easy' chignon - again according to the diktats of Pinterest - thus creating an overall 'look' the is modern yet classic, with an individual edge. Now looking perfect, I'll tidy up the house so that we have a calm and welcoming environment to return to at the end of the day.
What do you think? Would you continue reading?
The first paragraph really sums up the demands on the modern mother, and it was exhausting just reading it. It did take me back to my own days of young motherhood, which thankfully occurred before all the pressure created by the internet and social media. Times were a bit more relaxed then.
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