I had to laugh yesterday. I spent the day with my son at the Schools Sports Day, where they did various athletic activities and because I was there all day, my son’s teacher enlisted me to help her get the kids from A to B and keep score.
Now let me explain what I mean by labels. We have all grown up with labels and roles, like daughter, sister, niece, cousin… etc etc. All of my life, I have been fighting these and other labels. My mum was a well known local, so I was always known as Sandy’s daughter, Karen. Then when I got married, I became Kerry’s wife, Karen.
When we moved to the little rural village, all of a sudden, the labels changed, and I was, for once in my life – Karen. Just Karen, not Karen someones attachment, just plain, simple Karen.
So yesterday, I just about wet myself laughing when Mrs A told everyone “follow behind (son’s name) Mum, Karen.”
Oh well, I guess I have a whole new set of labels to look forward too now!
PS – as a result of spending all day in the hot sun, I only got sunburnt feet, because I put sunblock on everywhere else and took an umbrella. Moral of the story, put SUNBLOCK ON YOUR FEET TOO!