I wonder if she's the kind of person fixated by a label
Yes, I'm sure most four year olds know what a "Montessori" nursery is.
(I'm not talking specifically about fixation on high named brands like a Mosh) but on something of status and the need to always emphasis it.
Seems like it runs in a family. In her defense she might not even realize doing it.
-Big blue (not verbally of course but gesturally like always "name dropping" Big Blue in "conversation" (read events, etc).
- Pinky ring (her fam, the "budget" version of Big Blue); and also James is fixated by the status of entrepreneur (to make it sound better; even though being a star employee is better than failed entrepreneur, but this is an argument for anothe thread)
- Hair (waves it around all the time with no sense of proper place), and to a lesser extent Leg/Bum (these are what "got" her the status)
- Montessori school (NOT just any school you know)
She reminds me of a "friend" I know.
"The school bus service was pants today. All of the kids in my daughter's class were late"
"Thank god my daughter went with my husband in his Mercedes car." Not just any Car, peasant... a Mercedes car. It was awkard to hear and awkward to be around.
She name drops everything. Charities, postal codes, diets, etc.
Of course she is but in case of the nursery I think it was simply how she speaks at home. If you have several nurseries/nursery wings you need something to let people know which one you mean otherwise they might get lost. They have the Manor of Doom II nursery, the 1A nursery, the Montessori nursery, the Anmer nursery and probably the BP nursery. I'm sure it's the same when she talks about kitchens.
I'm also sure she had a strongly worded letter from a law firm on her pillow when she came back home. Her little name-dropping proved that hands-on mum was in London without the kids and she even told the great unwashed were George is. That's a massive privacy breach and certainly Will was not amused.