The other day at work my friend/sister Missie asked me if I had ever seen the movie "I Don't Know How She Does It" with Sarah Jessica Parker. When I told her I hadn't, she told me that I had to see it because all the way through the movie all she could think about was me.
She then began to describe this happily married with children working mom who tries her best to handle everything for everybody and somehow still keep all her balls in the air. She is organized but not ahead on anything...she knows what has to be done and does it fairly well but flies by the seat of her pants while keeping the juggling act going. Missie also specifically mentioned how SJ Parker's character Kate shows up to work dressed well with hair in ponytail and sometime foreign substances on her lapel ;)
I was intrigued no doubt, so I downloaded it from Amazon Instant Video which is now my favorite Video service, topping Netflix by miles. I was so tickled as I watched this movie...for one, Missie was right...Kate reminds me of myself...there's one scene in particular where Kate is standing in her closet looking for something to wear...she picks up a blouse, looks for stains, food, etc. and then triumphantly exclaims something like, "Oh my God! It's clean! I have something to wear!!"
Um, yes, what's clean generally does guide my wardrobe selection from day to day.
And, yes indeedy, I do show up from time to time with foreign substances or even dog hair...I have a lot of black in my wardrobe and my dogs have white hair...Oy. I've since bought some of those rolly thingies that roll that hair right off my clothes...there's one in the house, my car and even in my office drawer :)
The other aspect of this movie that kept jumping out at me is that Kate is a loveable character, no matter how crazy she drives some of those around her. Missie is my Mo Mo (if you've seen the movie, you'll know that Mo Mo is Kate's ultra organized, all business sidekick)...and even though they are opposites, they are a dream team!! Missie's new nickname is Mo Mo...I plan to begin using that moniker tomorrow morning :)
This is a fun movie for a working moms...I'll probably purchase this one and keep it for one of those nights that I'm feeling down about letting some ball drop somewhere. This one's a happy, feel good about yourself even if your not perfect kinda movie :)