With all the talk lately of the next Royal baby due any moment it got me wondering what life would be like as a Princess Parent. My imagination went into overdrive whilst the tiddler was sleeping in the back seat of the car and I was sat in my trackies looking knackered… how different would my parenting life be if I was a Princess with a Royal baby?
I wouldn’t need to get up in the night! Well… I’d probably still breastfeed but once they’d weaned the nanny could settle the tiddler back to sleep!
I wouldn’t look like I’d just woken up with bed hair and no make up when in fact I’d barely been near my bed.
I’d have a make-up artist to hand to hide the wrinkles and dark baggy eyes.
I would never need to make the tea one handed whilst calming the hungry whining tiddler.
There would always be someone to hand me the TV remote and a glass of wine water whilst feeding the baby.
I’d get to pee and shower in peace! A nanny would always be to hand for those times you just want a bit of privacy and space to breathe.
When the baby / toddler throws food at the walls and smears it on your finest curtains you could just get the maid to clean it!
When your toddler is disgusted by her tea and spits it out you could just say “take it up with the chef!”
At the risk of sounding negative and ungrateful for the lowly life I lead in my suburban semi I’ll include a few advantages of NOT being a famous Princess… are there any? Well I’ve racked my brain and thought of a few.
I can just leave the house in my trackies, unwashed hair and nobody would care! Noone would be waiting round the corner to photograph me and the tiddler.
I can get away with mummy fails without making the front page of The Daily Express.
The last outfit I dressed the tiddler in isn’t being scrutinised in the fashion section… what if the tiddler had puked all down the designer outfit just as you were leaving the house and you had to grab a top that didn’t match?
I wouldn’t have the freedom to just meet other mums or go to the local park without crazy attention.
So there are a few and that’s not even including the attention of being pregnant and famous… all the headlines of how she’ll give birth, where she’ll give birth, how big the bump is, her maternity dress sense, whether it’s a boy or girl… There are quite a few reasons I wouldn’t want to be famous in general, aside from the obvious benefits that money can buy. Zayne from One Direction has opted out of the spotlight but some doubt it’ll be a long time before he can ever lead a fully normal life. In fact the media attention he received when he announced he was leaving has probably caused the opposite effect… my husband has now heard of him and knows what he looks like! So while I’ll accept being a ‘normal’ parent for now, I’ll sit back and watch the imagination of my own gorgeous Princess as she looks for her Prince. Who knows, she might even marry George one day!!!
What could you do differently if you were the parent of a Royal baby?