My mother bought me a beautiful book about Audrey Hepburn written by her son. It’s called Audrey Hepburn: An Elegant Spirit. Since she’s my ultimate style icon, I can’t wait to read it. After quickly flipping through the book, I came across the sweetest picture of her holding her son when he was an itty bitty baby. She looked so peaceful and serene that I immediately felt unworthy of my children because I don’t know if there’s one photo of me holding my babes that looks as sweet.
On a typical day this is what we all look like:
Let’s take a closer look. Yep, that’s one angry Mama Bear.
Not very Audrey.
And that’s one angry Toddler Bear. Throwing fits cause that’s what she do.
And panicked Daddy Bear with his “Oops I crapped my pants” look.
My days are far from perfect. Especially lately.
I imagine Audrey led a pretty perfect life. I mean, just look at her.
If she were a family of bears, this is what they would look like:
All happy and shit.
But to make myself feel better, I’m going to say that she had some rough days with her son. I bet she didn’t raise her voice like I do or want to strangle the bejeezus out of her toddler like I want to, but I bet she got frustrated and counted to ten while taking deep breaths or locked herself in the bathroom for a three minute escape.
Some days all that gets me through is thinking of this moment:
When we’re all asleep and I’m free to dream that I’m Holly Golightly wearing a glittery necklace eating a croissant in front of the Tiffany window instead of the grumpy Mama Bear that is my all-too-true reality.