Because nothing says ‘I’ve got motherhood sorted’ like a thigh-gap.
Here it is:
I think that today, for the first time, I realised what the generation gap is. Of course, over the years, I have realised various things that I don’t have in common with my mother and her friends (hello, life quotes on Facebook).
But I have only just had my “I-don’t-get-it” moment with the younger generation of mums.
It’s taken Hilary Duff to pose in her grundies for me to ask, from a 40-year old mother to a 27-year old one: Why?
You see I have not had (nor can I imagine that I ever will have) any desire to take a selfie in my undies and post it to social media.
Just don’t feel the urge.
There has never been a morning when I have cast aside my torn jammies, raced to my bedroom to look for something clean to throw on for the school run and stopped dead in my tracks as I caught sight of myself in the mirror. Not a moment has occurred when I have paused, picked up my iPhone and thought – yeah that’s the goods, let’s snap it and upload it to Facebook or Instagram, surely those knickers were created to be praised on social media.
I. Just. Don’t. Get. It.
I’m not knocking it (much) I am trying to be earnest in my inquisitiveness, because the more time I spend on social media the more I see young mums doing just that and I don’t know why.
Hilary Duff is the latest. According to the gossip rags she is celebrating her impending divorce with retired NHL player Mike Comrie.
They separated in January last year after three years of marriage – but no official divorce filing has taken place. So here she is instead posing in a (quite lovely) pic of her practically naked.