They chatted and sang and danced the whole day through.
At one stage I overheard them discussing their Mums and what they do.
'My Mum is a lawyer in Ballarat' said one proudly.
'My Mum is a journalist for the Ballarat newspaper' said the other, just as sure of herself.
And then they turned to my Jazzy, 'What about your Mum? What does she do?'
'Ummmmm....I'm not sure' replied my girl.
I looked at her wearing a t'shirt I'd screen printed and a skirt I'd sewn, dying to hear her reply. 'Well, she washes the dishes sometimes and she sleeps and ummmm she does the laundry and she helps Dad get the eggs.'
Wowzers, talk about a quick crash down to earth.
Who on earth am I and what do I do?
This morning I reminded her of that conversation and asked her what her Dad does. 'He's a farmer, he looks after the animals and gets the eggs and plants vegetables.' she quickly replied.
I'm fascinated that some people get cool sounding titles to be proud of, whereas others, like me, don't. Somehow housewife and stay at home Mother don't sound like words I'd use to describe myself anyway. They include some but certainly not all of what I do. And I studied fine art with a Bachelor of Education at uni but that's not me any more.
I need a title that includes everything I am today:teacher, baker, washerwoman, cook, chauffeur, psychologist, lover, designer, artist, stitcher, knitter, friend, doctor, hairdresser, adjudicator, farmer, personal shopper, navigator, stylist, printer, nurse, vegetable picker............................................................
Don't get me wrong, I'm not feeling bad about what I do, I was the one at the movies on a Friday morning and not in an office after all.
Meanwhile, this afternoon, Bren is making a little dog house on the deck for Willow and her puppies, Pepper is passing him tools, Jazzy is playing Monopoly with a friend of mine and Indi is in Melbourne with her cousins.
So who are you and what do you get called?
I hope you are having a great weekend whoever you are.
See ya. XX
Oh and one last thing: what's your favourite thing to do with too many strawberries?