Do you ever wish you were living someone else’s life?
At the moment I am coveting certain aspects of the life of our new Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.
Our first female Prime Minister.
Our first unmarried Prime Minister.
Our first red headed Prime Minister.
Our first Welsh born Prime Minister.
And our first Agnostic Prime Minister.
(Can anyone imagine a Politician admitting that they don’t believe in God?)
Leaving all the history making to one side, what I'm really fixated about is that Julia has the ONE and ONLY THING that I’ve secretly craved for my entire adult life.
A LIVE-IN HAIRDRESSER.
Julia's boyfriend Tim is a former hairdresser.
He apparently blow drys her hair whenever she needs it and is well practiced at doing it at all times of day and night given her busy schedule. Not only that, but he does all the cooking as well (when they're not in official residence that is).
Tim is some First Bloke it seems (First Man doesn't sound quite right does it or is that just because we are so used to hearing about First Ladies?).
Anyway, it's a great appointment because she is a very talented person.
But, doesn't the world turn slowly in this part of the world?
When my daughter was six she wrote a letter to the then Prime Minister, Bob Hawke and sent him a drawing of herself sitting on top of Parliament House. She told him she wanted to be the Prime Minister when she grew up.
Bob’s wife Hazel wrote her a personal note and told her that if she studied hard at school she may one day become Australia’s first female Prime Minister.
Well I really didn't think it would take all these years for someone to beat her to it.
Some mothers may dream of their children becoming world leaders. I never. This mother's only dream was that there be a hairdresser in the family.......(now you know I've never pretended to be anything other than shallow).
It just goes to show that girls really can have it all .....lead the country and still manage to have great hair 24/7 too.
Note: Surprisingly (to me anyway), there are currently 17 female Prime Ministers and Presidents in power in the world as of 24 June 2010. See here for details.