Monday, September 21, 2009
I was laughing the other morning as I placed an order for this denim skirt from Boden. No, not because of Jenny Joseph's famous poem, Warning, which begins "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple" but because of A Peaceful Day's "Not supermums, just mums." In her post, Jeanne addresses some home school stereotypes, which include the wearing of the ubiquitous denim jumper.
Although I don't own the garment referred to and am not a supermum according to the test, I probably am a denim jumper wearer at heart. I wrangle two boys who have never been known to travel from point A to point B without finding the most challenging (ie dangerous and muddy) route. Denim is durable, launders well and doesn't warrant an outfit change when I need to run errands. My boys, on the other hand, walk a very fine line on the home school style chart.
My husband's pick for me, a swishy paneled denim skirt with contrast stitching.
So tell me, which stereotypes do you fit and are you also a lover of all things denim?
If you head over to take the test, do be sure to enter A Peaceful Day's birthday give-aways for a copy of 60 Classic Australian Poems and Koonaworra the Black Swan.