To think that it's easy to look immaculate, be super organised and have a show home if you've got lots of money?
Prinny1 · 24/11/2019 19:26
An acquaintance of mine is always lauded by others in our social circle as being so organised, immaculately presented with immaculate kids and a show home for a house, as if she is some kind of super human goddess.
When in reality she, and others I've known that are similar to her, all have plenty of money.
It's easy to be organised when you don't have to do any cleaning as you have a cleaner. And you have a part time nanny to look after the kids.
It's easy to hold amazing dinner parties when you hire a chef to cook the food for the party.
It's easy to look immaculate when you have a large budget for hair, beauty treatments, personal trainers and clothes.
It just annoys me a bit that this woman is totally put on a pedestal as being amazing when it's all down to money really as she married someone wealthy. She only has to put something very mundane on social media such as taking the kids to the park and everyone comments saying what an inspiration she is and how lucky her kids are.
She is currently packing for a holiday that they are going on in a few weeks and keeps posting about it, to be told how amazing and organised she is. But surely it's easy to be organised and get packed early when you just buy a total new holiday wardrobe each time you go away; all you have to do is chuck the clothes in the case?!
TimeforanotherChange · 24/11/2019 19:46
I think it's easier. Easier to have a show home, yes, if you have a cleaner and throw money at decorators.
Easier to look good? Hmm...I eat too much chocolate. I don't think being rich would solve that. I'm not keen on going to the gym - even if I had massive amounts of time and a rich husband. I suspect I'd still be my old, hefty self.
CountFosco · 24/11/2019 19:54
Of course it makes it easier if you want to live in a certain way because you can afford the help. Even if you want to have a scruffy range rover full of dogs and dress like a tramp that is easier with money because you will be viewed as an eccentric whereas someone poor living a similar lifestyle will be viewed as chaotic.
Meshy23 · 24/11/2019 19:55
You do sound a bit jealous but it’s probably understandable.
To be honest I’m on mat leave and had an image of being ultra tidy with an ideal hone house, being an amazing cook, walking out with immaculate clothes and hair, a body to die for and obviously being a fabulous mum and wife to boot.
I try my best in all aspects and have a cleaner but I still walk out of the house with semi brushes hair with vomit on it most days.
This woman is probably well off and has help but she must still be really organised and still probably works efficiently and hard to manage everything at once- so hats off to her to be honest
Userzzzzz · 24/11/2019 20:02
How rich are you talking? Because we’re a high income family and we are spinning many plates and very rarely look immaculate. You do sound jealous- she doesn’t really sound like she’s done anything to deserve your resentment. It does sound like she has some overly sychophantic followers on social media. Holiday packing isn’t exactly rocket science.
GrumpyHoonMain · 24/11/2019 20:07
Really depends on what your cleaner does. The kind who come daily rarely do more than light cleaning - so if she is home based your friend probably does a hec of a lot of tidying / deep cleaning to make things look like a show home. You need to remember that rich women who also have big high profile jobs don’t get to their level by compromising their standards - I know a lot of wealthy women who come home at 10pm, cook home cooked food. and if they find the state of the house unacceptable clean straight into the night.
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