Just Charlie G
19. 05. 2010

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Louise over at Get Lippie is having a birthday contest and the prizes are simply awesome, so if you fancy your chances you can find all the details HERE.

In essence you have to talk about what it is that makes you really really happy and I’ve thought long and hard today about it.

Make up makes me happy. Getting things in the post makes me happy, whether its birthday pressies or things I’ve bought, anything except bills, getting new clothes and shoes makes me happy, gossiping makes me happy, a perfect bath with perfect products makes me happy… but you could take all that away from me and what I’d be left with is the cheesy answer of my family.

My family make me truly happy. I ummed and ahhed about putting that as my answer because in truth half the time they drive me mad but to put anything else seemed shallow. How can I possibly claim a nice bath makes me happiest when I compare it to a huge kiss and cuddle from one of my girls, or watching Chloe animatedly talking me through the finer plot details of Wall-E, or Graham coming home from work to help me out because I’m so exhausted theres a real risk I might collapse. No lipstick compares.

All my life I’ve wandered from job to job with no real goal, but having kids, being a Mum, and a wife, feels just right to me. I’m not a career woman, never have been (although if I could turn back time I know exactly what I would have done…) and I don’t care how 1940’s I sound, this is my place in life right now and the stresses are outweighed by the joys mostly. Who knows what the future holds for me, but I guarantee, remove my family from it and my happiness will go too.

So I’m sorry if it’s the cheesy answer. It is though, the truthful answer.

0 responses to “What makes me happy?”

  1. Meowcake says:

    Oh my goodness oh my goodnessss! The last photo! Awhhh

  2. Get Lippie says:

    That’s a wonderful post, Charlie. Thank you so much for sharing, you have a lovely family!

    Lx

  3. Kim says:

    Aww that’s such a lovely post 🙂 Your family look gorgeous. Love the last photo xox

  4. Ms. Wedgie says:

    Awww that’s such a lovely post…and not at all cheesy at I might add! I love the pictures of your munchkins…a Little Miss Lady of the Lane in the making perhaps? 🙂

    You’re one very lucky lady to have such gorgeous little rugrats and a fab hubby!
    xxx

  5. Charlie says:

    Thank you everyone. xxx

  6. Fee says:

    Aww this post made me smile.
    You have a wonderful family 🙂

    Fee x

  7. tackyblueeyeshadow says:

    Such a beautiful post! Your children are beautiful!

    I feel exactly the same way about my family and I’m at home at the moment too. I’m on an official career break but may be returning to work soon. I love being at home with my children, so I’m making the most of it while I can x

  8. The Shabby and The Chic says:

    Such a beautiful post. You’re blessed with not only a beautiful family but also to have confidence if who you are/waht you do! x

  9. Charlie says:

    Thank you everyone for the comments. Really thank you. xx

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