First off, congratulations to Will and Kate on the birth of their second child!
I always get super pumped when rich and famous people I don't know have babies. I'm all like, "Yes! Now we have something in common: Shared misery of sleepless nights and Disney Junior." Of course, then I remember all the nannies, chefs and servants the royals likely have and it makes me a little sad. It also makes me sad that I don't know if servants are a real thing, but I do feel like Will and Kate would have them if they are. And do real princes and princesses watch Sofia the First, or would that be too meta?
Anyway, the new royal bundle of joy also got me thinking that perhaps my wife and I should be new couple BFFs with Will and Kate. I'm always on the lookout for new couple friends. You know, a couple to have brunch with on Sunday mornings, take long walks with in the park while pushing our respective prams and to just sit down with over tea and biscuits and talk about life, love and our encounters with the unwashed masses. And by always on the lookout for, of course, I mean never on the lookout for. After all, why would we mess with a good thing? We have our social schedules firmly booked: My wife and I take turns watching the kids while the other enjoys some well-deserved downtime. When it's her turn to escape, she hangs with her gaggle of friends; when it's mine, I go and sit somewhere by myself. It's a perfect system.
However, I might risk disrupting this careful equilibrium if Will and Kate submit their application to become our new couple BFFs. And, the more I think about it, the more I'm convinced it might just happen. We have a surprising amount in common.
- They are the future King and Queen of England; we've been to England.
Yes, this is clearly happening. So, Will and Kate (think we'll call you Wate...or Kill...no, let's stick with Wate), come on over when you have time. We'll break out Scattergories; you guys bring the Strongbows and handservants.
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