So, I’ve just read that Jessica Stilwell, the mother in Canada that went on strike for a week because her children were so unbelievably messy, has now acquired an agent. She’s having talks about a book and probably movie stuff too.
If I’m honest I’m not sure how I feel about all that. Part of me feels a little annoyed, after all she hasn’t done much apart from rebel against her kids a little, and who hasn’t done that? But she seems to have become a major talking point over the whole thing, striking deals all over the place. Really, what has she done to get all these offers flooding over her?
I suppose that my feelings here are borne out of jealousy though. I’d love to have a book deal and movie talks and all that, but I’m still working hard at getting my darn stories finished. Part of me is niggled that she’s having all this overnight success, but then the other part of me is thinking ‘get yourself in gear girl and get your stuff out there!’ I only have myself to blame for my lack of success if I haven’t really been trying all that hard, so I’m going to use her story as inspiration for my own.
Overall I am pleased for Jessica, and I wish her every success. I just wish she could send a little my way …
To check out Jessica’s blog go to http://strikingmom.blogspot.co.uk/