Real what?

Today I am wearing a pair of straight jeans, white t-shirt and a checked collared/cuffed shirt that used to belong to my aunty. It's sort of classic country attire.

Why am I telling you this? Only because my 7 year old daughter looked at me with satisfaction this morning as I was taking her to school.

"I like you in that shirt Mum," she said, "You look more real."

"More real? More real than what?" I asked.

"You look like a more real mother," she said.

[me slightly gobsmacked...] "Do you mean I look really boring?" I asked.

"No, you just look like a real mum," she said.

Hmmm. It must be that leopard skin leotard I wear so often....