The Roots of Happiness

Daily Mail

Hello newspapers of the world.My name is Katherine Wales. You take photos of me all the time. This week, you were all charming enough to print lots of photos of me showing my grey roots and pointing out that I might be letting myself go a bit since the birth of baby George. Some papers even had helpful hints about how to keep on top of this terrible problem.
Let me just tell you a little bit about the way we roll at the moment here at Wales Towers. I have a baby boy. An astonishing, loud, demanding baby boy. And you never did see anything more beautiful – ever. He is our obsession. He has changed everything. I love his chubby arms and legs and the way they look like they have elastic bands on his wrists and ankles . I love the way his head smells and how his head goes a bit wobbly when I pick him up. I spend hours with him in my arms, just holding him close to me – just because I want to. In fact, because I almost feel it is impossible to do anything else.
My chap feels the same as me. Whenever we can, we bring him into bed with us in the mornings and we lie there and play with him. The chap likes to blow bubbles on his belly. It makes both of them laugh like drains. I like to secretly bite my baby’s bottom. My mum told me I would want to and I do. If we are feeling really silly, we get my eyeliner and draw a little monocle on him or put a paper hat on him. Because, God willing, he will one day be king, but for now he is ours – mine – and we can just play at it. He is exhausting, frustrating,  scary and fifteen types of wonderful.
So by all means point out my roots. Send me helpful advice. Suggest ways that I can improve myself for the consumption of the masses. It’s just that I think you may have confused me with someone who gives a monkeys. 



  1. November 10, 2013 / 1:05 pm

    ditto. Why don't you go and be intrusive in the lives of the people who truly destroyed the economy of this and other countries, the US. Put all of the energies you use to photograph my grey roots, sunbathing on a private beach "Far From The Madding Crowd". You might then be reporting on something that actually could make a significant, and positive, difference to the good of the poorest members of society by showing the richest that they cannot steal without ramifications to their lives? Or is it that their methods of fighting back would be far more injurious to body and soul than those of a Mother and Baby son?

  2. November 12, 2013 / 6:52 pm

    WELL said!!! I find it initiating the way they constantly pick at people. X

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