Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Royal Pain

Congratulations to Prince William and Kate Middleton on their engagement. I don't envy Kate. On the news they addressed her as the oldest woman to marry into the royal family as though she's an old bat. She's only 29. Then they went on to talk about how the world will expect children right away. Three years ago I would have said, what's the big deal? Everyone loves babies! She'll have all sorts of "help" and all the finest baby necessities. Why wouldn't they have a baby right away?

Now I know better. First, it's no ones business when a couple is ready to have children--even if they are to be the King and Queen. Second, biology sometimes doesn't behave. Talk about pressure.

I suddenly became so thankful that not only am I not in the public eye but that my family has never put pressure on me to have a baby. I am very self-conscious of the fact that many people stare at my belly these days. However, who can blame them, it looks like I ate a grapefruit whole. I am pregnant and I dislike the stares--because I'm not "out" to the world yet. I can't imagine what it would be like if all eyes were on my belly for the last few years while we were trying.

Yet another reason why I wouldn't make a good Queen-to-be.


  1. i don't envy kate at all...but they are quite a lovely couple! :)

  2. After everything William has been through with his mother, I am so glad that he still had the courage to believe in love. Poor Kate, her life will be quite different now. I hope that they both have the resilience to withstand all that scrutiny.

    Hope you're still doing well :)