It's easy to look at Julia Roberts's interview in the March issue of Allure magazine and think: "Wow, that pretty woman is about ten million times happier than any of us less pretty people could ever dream of being."
In addition to telling the glossy that she loves such menial tasks as removing splinters from her children's fingers and that her life is so fulfilling that "she will never be bored again," she tops it all off by giving herself the sash, crown and title of "luckiest girl in town."
Damn you, Julia! We didn't even make it past the swimsuit round of the competition.
Not that we're bitter. In fact, a closer reading of Julia's interview suggests that maybe she isn't quite the poster girl for bliss she claims to be.
Among the cracks in the veneer are the admissions that married life "can lose its luster a little bit" and that those precious bundles of joy she shares with Danny Moder (twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 4, and singleton Henry, 20 months) are "time thieves running around your house."
Ha! Loss of luster! Time thieves in the house! Your life isn't so perfect after all, is it, Mrs. Moder? Maybe you're actually just the luckiest girl in your voting district or within your postal code, and not in the whole town!
There. We said it. Now hand over the sash. And maybe that crown, too, if you're not wearing it today.