Today I was mistaken for Jennifer Aniston.
This was very significant. I have been a Jennifer Aniston fan for quite some time. My husband & I watch reruns of Friends rather frequently. I may even name the child in my uterus Rachel. If it's a girl, that is. We won't know for awhile. But I digress.
This evening the side effects of pregnancy were wearing on me. Swollen feet. Nausea. Heartburn. Nausea. Fatigue. Nausea. Once Husband came home, we had plans to all go for a dip in the pool. At the last moment I declined. I went immediately to bed. (Of course, I asked for the iPad. Because it rocks. And it has Netflix on it. And I can immediately watch a number of movies featuring Jennifer Aniston.)
After a couple of hours and most of the way through "Picture Perfect" (featuring Jennifer Aniston & Kevin Bacon. Yummy.), my 3-year old son Chris came into the room. He crawled up into the bed and asked what I was watching. I showed him the screen and he saw Jennifer Aniston.
He looked at her. He thought for a second. He looked at me. He thought for a second.
He said, "Mommy, is that YOU?"
Because me, with my swollen feet, fluid retention, frumpy PJs, messy hair, and oily skin (because pregnancy hormones do CRAZY things to my pores) I am the spitting image of Jennifer Aniston. Tall, slender, graceful, perfect-skinned Jennifer Aniston.
Seriously. The only thing that I have in common with Jennifer Aniston is, well, our first name. That's it.
Aniston- tall (at least I think she is. I've never stood next to her to compare.)
Aniston- slender and graceful
Me- thick around the middle and clumsy
Aniston- perfect comedic timing
Me- can't tell a joke to save her life
But in the eyes of my son, I am beautiful, graceful, speak with a melodic voice, and funny.
I think I'll stick with his opinion.