As far as she's concerned, Victoria Beckham is just an average, ordinary working mom. In a cover story for Australian Vogue, the fashion icon, former Spice Girl, and wife of David Beckham goes on about her boring life and "normal" family.
"Really, we’re much more normal than people think," Victoria says of her life with children Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 10, Cruz, 8, and Harper, 2.
To prove how average she is, Victoria explains that she hardly ever goes out to fancy restaurants and events at night. 'Honestly," she says, "once the children are in bed I’d rather work or shove on a face pack and pluck my eyebrows. By the time Brooklyn's finally gone to bed, it's all I'm fit for."
Sorry, Victoria, but the evidence is not in your favor. We love that the former Ms. Posh rounds up the other kids to go support Romeo at his soccer games. We're not denying that she's probably a great mom. But here are a few of the not-so-normal things she has done since having kids:
- Arrived at Brooklyn's parent-teacher night via private helicopter
- Wore a lingerie-inspired Louis Vuitton slip dress and Manolos... to a tennis match
- Was fanned by a personal assistant to keep from getting sweaty at a photo shoot
- Took the whole family horseback riding in the Hollywood hills
- Tweeted a picture of her 10-year-old son dressed as Karl Lagerfeld
- Was named Woman of the Decade by Glamour magazine
In short, it might be time for Victoria Beckham to embrace the fact that she's not an average mom. And why shouldn't she embrace it? After all, she's proud of the fact that her husband isn't an average dad.
"We're all so proud of David," Victoria told the magazine of her husband, who is retiring from soccer. "Having supported him at clubs all over the world for the past 15 years and seen how he has been an inspiration not just to me and the children but also to millions of people, we are now just really excited at the prospect of spending more time as a family."
A lovely, not-so-normal family.
Donna Kaufman is a freelance writer and iVillage contributor. Find her on Twitter and Google+.
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