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Sophie returns to work in Indi with Alexandra

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Alexandra brightens up day

MEMBER for Indi Sophie Mirabella says the four weeks since daughter Alexandra’s arrival had gone “unbelievably fast” and motherhood was totally different than what she thought it would be.

“I had no idea really. I’m still learning and discovering new things every day,” Mrs Mirabella said after showing a somewhat softer side yesterday to the children at Bright’s Lyndhurst Children’s Centre when she visited with Alexandra

…. read the full Border Mail article here

Comment: Becoming a mum is always a life changing experience and, together with helping to raise Greg Mirabella’s two children, will open a whole new world of priorities in Sophie’s political and personal life.  The Border mail refers to a ‘somewhat softer side’ to our local member of parliament.

It will be interesting to see if Sophie also develops ‘a somewhat softer side’ in her political career.


Written by Greg Naylor

7 August 2008 at 12:00 am

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  1. Do leopards change their spots after giving birth?


    7 August 2008 at 12:48 am

  2. No Ray. However, I know that, upon becoming parents, most of us switch our focus from ‘me’ to ‘we’ and modify our thoughts and actions to that end. What about you?

    Greg Naylor

    7 August 2008 at 5:46 am

  3. It’s funny Greg, while most people modify their thinking in the manner you suggest, I have over the years observed a completely different reaction to parenthood which, for want of a better term I’ll call, PSPS (Private School Parent Syndrome). In PSPS kids are treated as another possession and although a lot of effort is expended making sure that they have the best of everything, it’s more about fulfilling the parents’ expectations than the kids’. PSPS allows self centred people to have another area of their life where they can compete with others, and unfortunately it tends to be hereditary. Instead of becoming more interested in the community as a whole, improving it for the benefit of all children, PSPS sufferers simply want to lay claim to an extra share so that ‘My child’ isn’t disadvantaged.

    I suppose that only time will tell about the member for Indi. I hope for the sake of the children in her life that she doesn’t suffer from PSPS.

    Dave from Albury

    7 August 2008 at 8:48 am

  4. Greg, I think I’ve got PSPS.


    7 August 2008 at 9:06 am

  5. I should explain that. Both my kids went to private schools. Marcus went to Peninsula Grammar and Corinna to Toorak Ladies College – both in Mt Eliza, where I lived! Says it all huh?


    7 August 2008 at 1:41 pm

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