Nothing I have ever done in politics has impressed my children one little bit.
That changed yesterday afternoon.
In order to have a squabble free journey home (yes that’s right, it doesn’t get any better as they get older, even though the eldest is 22), I bought an array of ‘girly’ magazines at the petrol station.
I almost crashed my car when the youngest one screamed from the back seat "Omigod you’re in Elle!! Stop the car, stop the car, it’s the fashion edition!!"
As we were on the motorway, I didn’t. Obviously. I’m an MP, I am trained not to respond to ridiculous demands.
It was an interview I gave months ago when Hillary Clinton moved up a gear on her campaign: an MP’s perspective on a woman in the Whitehouse. An interview I had completely forgotten about.
I’m not even sure if my girls read the interview. As far as they are concerned, who cares? It’s the April new season fashion edition, and my picture is in the same magazine as Alexa Chung.