Sometimes, I compare myself to celebrity moms who have kids the same age as my kids(because Gwen Stefani and I are SO similar–I mean we both have 2 boys, we pay someone to make us blonde, and…um…I guess that’s where the similarities end).
And, I occasionally get all bummed that I’m not as skinny as they are–like when Denise Richards and I had babies days apart, and then, 6 weeks later, she was modeling for Playboy when I was thinking, “Whoohoo! Size 10 here I come!” (Ok, that’s a lie; it wasn’t 6 weeks…it was 6 months.)
I guess I felt bad because Playboy didn’t ask me to model for them.
So, in February, when I read new Mormon Mommy Wars’ blogger, Melissa Mc’s (a great addition, MMW!) post about Gwenyth Paltrow’s Goop newsletter, I had to check it out. I heard she had some recipes on there, and I’m always looking for something tasty to make. I’m so glad I did because I now realize why I’ll never be as thin as a celebrity.
Clearly, I just don’t have the dedication.
Like I’m going to consume half a cup of castor oil to loose a few pounds? I’ve never been that desperate even when I was pregnant and hoped it might start labor. And, I don’t think I could eat most of those soups without, the remedy my friend found after drinking wheatgrass juice, a handful of chocolate chips–to get the soup’s taste out of my mouth.
I think I’ll go and enjoy some Cadbury eggs, and I’ll have an extra handful in honor of you, Gwenyth, because that’s the kind of big-hearted (and big-bottomed) gal I am.
(I’ll also try your biscuit recipe because it did look like a winner, and really, when I sound snotty, it’s because I’m totally jealous. I mean the closest thing I have to going to a Coldplay concert is when my pre-teen piano students play “Clocks” for me.)