That’s the sound of children everywhere, regardless of their age, whinging about their mum jumping on their bandwagon.
You know when you go to a Zumba class (once. I’ve been once) and your mum hears about it and responds, ‘Oh. I think I might like to try Zumba.’
No mum. You may not try Zumba. You only want to try it because I did it.
And it’s not just my mum. There are some high profile mums who have decided that it’s their time in the spotlight. Think Therese Kerr (Miranda Kerr’s mother and “alternative” health advocate) or Dina Lohan (mother of Lindsay Lohan and American TV personality…apparently).
Today, Michelle Bridges has the ultimate mum-jumped-on-my-bandwagon moment.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Bridges' mother, Maureen Partridge, has launched her own exercise and eating plan. She's partnered with Pauls Milk to create a bone-health-boosting diet and fitness regime to raise awareness for osteoporosis, and ultimately help women, who are at higher risk of developing the disease than men.
Despite my personal grievances when it comes to mums stealing your thunder, Partridge's motivation for the partnership seems genuine. She told SMH, "I'm in my late 60s now and when I was in early 60s I was diagnosed with osteoporosis.