Ah, the Blind Love Of a Son For His Mother

Today we went to the pool.  I had squeezed my sorry self into a swimsuit and was wearing my five-year-old swimsuit cover- up.  My make-up was running off my face, thanks to the heat index of 107 degrees.  My hair had not been washed in 48 hours.  I was the picture of loveliness.

As we climbed into the car and headed out, I slipped on my sunglasses.  Stephen suddenly piped up, "Mom, with those sunglasses on, you look like David Beckham’s wife."

Why yes, Darlin’, people get us confused ALL the time.  Except for the fact that she wears spikey heels with her mini-dresses and I wear Keds with my knit yoga pants.  And that she has a staff to take care of her family, and I’m just thrilled to have a dog that licks the chunks off the floor.  Oh, and MY THIGH IS BIGGER AROUND THAN HER WAIST.

To be fair, my hair stylist and I did discuss the Posh Haircut before my last trim, and we were generally aiming in that direction.  So you could say she and I have the same hair, if you squint your eyes, tilt your head sideways, and wear a blindfold. 

I wouldn’t trade places with her for anything, though.  I’ll take my Keds and my scrappy dog and my eight-year-old son who thinks I’m a rock star. 

Anyway, her husband isn’t as hot as mine.

(And by the way, before anyone leaves me nasty comments about letting my son read articles about Posh Spice, let me assure you that the ONLY reason he even know she exists is because she’s married to Soccer’s Golden Boy, a title he fully intends to assume himself someday.)

44 thoughts on “Ah, the Blind Love Of a Son For His Mother

  1. shuey6 says:

    I’m so proud of you for wearing a bathing suit. I think I’m done with that for the year.
    As for your son knowing who Posh is, mine do too, I’m pretty sure. There are worse things you could do. Like let your kids see me in a bathing suit. Ugh.

  2. Steff (http://okierivermama.livejournal.com/) says:

    I love it when they say things like that…you know when im in the leftover maternity swimsuit cause i cant find a newer one i like better and they hug my knees and holler at the top of their lil lungs that im the beautifulest big mommy they have…..
    good thing since im the only one they have..LOL
    steff

  3. Joy says:

    um….I think EVERYONE’S thigh is bigger than her waist!! And, that is so sweet, what you said about your hubby. πŸ™‚
    Blessings,

  4. Rebecca says:

    I’m willing to bet you’re a hell of a lot sexier than that stick insect with fake melon breasts.
    And same for your husband, because David Beckham = ick.
    We Brits are so glad they’ve effed off to the other side of the Atlantic πŸ˜‰
    xxx

  5. Janej says:

    Oh, ’cause I was thinking Stephan was reading the newspaper! Posh is (heaven help us all) front page news here in LA. My dh had NO idea who she was the first time she had two full page spreads in the paper. He said, “Who is Posh and why are we supposed to care two pages full?”
    She does have nice hair! Way to go Shannon!

  6. T with Honey says:

    At least Beckham is a fairly decent sport superstar to worship. I went to the Revs/Galaxy game Sunday night. Becks didn’t play but he did sign autographs. One little girl was standing in line when people rushed up from behind and knocked her over trying to get up front for an autograph.
    Becks walked past them, took off his warm-up shirt and handed it to the girl. Very sweet!

  7. Clemntine says:

    And when your boy is The Golden Boy of Soccer, may he have a smokin’ hot, Jesus lovin’ wife…like you! :~D

  8. deborah says:

    Boys are absolutely wonderfully sweet!! My little guy is forever looking me deep in my eyes, all day, telling me he loves me. I love it!!
    I just don’t get the whole Beckham-Spice thing. Call me crazy…

  9. GC says:

    what rock have I been living under? I had no idea there was a scandal about Posh Spice. I thought she was just stylish.
    And what a charming son you have!

  10. Liz C says:

    Talking with my Mom Saturday night, she shared a “toddler compliment” from my neice. Mom and I have the same broad, prairie-like posterior… no buns, just a bendy spot in the middle, but wide as the day is long.
    Mom was on her hands and knees, scrubbing the small bathroom floor, and backing out as she went. Neice C. (who will be three at the end of September) leaned on the doorway and said “Oh, Grandma. I really love your big butt.”
    Mom said she just about giggled–but C. was totally serious, and said it with such a devoted, loving tone! So she just said, “Why, thank you, honey!” and C. wandered off to play some more.
    Kids are lovely, aren’t they?

  11. Liberty says:

    Kids are so great! This whole time I’ve been focusing on losing weight and all I really needed was a new pair of sunglasses to change my look! πŸ™‚

  12. Lisa@Take90West says:

    Thanks for the laughs this morning! I am new to blogging and a long time lurker on your site and enjoy reading you every day. I am sure that your Posh-style haircut looks fantastic.
    Lisa

  13. Shalee says:

    Well, I think you’re even prettier than her. But that’s because I know beauty when I see it. And with you, I know it runs more than skin deep.

  14. GiBee says:

    All I can think of is … “one, hot… mamma!!!” And something about a sauna … which I’m sure your husband is thinking! But would that song be considered a wee bit, how-to-say… inappropriate for a family-friendly blog???

  15. Lily says:

    Don’t you just cherish the love of a tender-hearted son? Who can see your best when you feel, well, less than showered?
    I love reading your posts, especially when you write about the boys. I can totally relate!
    Lily

  16. Susanna says:

    Ahhh….I hope my little munchkin says gorgeous things like that to me when he is older. He has now started saying he loves me which is so sweet.
    A couple of weeks ago one of the main news stories over here was that the Spice Girls are regrouping for a while to sing their favourite hits. Of course I was absolutely thrilled and jumped around and went and booked tickets……ok, maybe not πŸ™‚
    As for a swimming costume- I have worn one once in the past three years and although my sis lent me one this pregnancy it has not touched water. Go you!

  17. Gego says:

    That reminds me of the comment made by your youngest son, though, alas, I can’t remember the quote. I think it was something about “angry” or “mad” hair. I do know if you look “Posh”, you are super kewl.

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