Would Not Like That Attention

Found The Daily Post at Word Press for daily prompts and I LOVE it. Everyday is a different topic that’s challenging and entertaining. 


Today’s challenge was to pick a headline from the news and write a short story about it. Well of all the headlines I could have chosen I decided to pick

Duchess Kate’s baby due in July, she ‘continues to improve,’ palace says

Now I don’t follow the Royal family at all. Yes, they are a cute couple and she is pure style and grace. So why did I choose this headline. All I could think about was how difficult it must be to share your pregnancy with the entire world.

I remember when I was pregnant with my son, I wanted to share every growth and change with my family, but did not want the entire world to know my business. I did NOT want to hear women tell me scary stories about their pregnancies. I did NOT want to hear women tell me stories about how wonderful their pregnancy and birth was after telling me I gained too much weight. I did NOT want strangers to touch my belly or give me advice which was outdated or insane.

I know this is the life Duchess Kate has chosen, but it still must be a difficult path. i can’t imagine how scary it must be knowing there are crazy people out there who want to be touch her or be her. I can’t imagine how scary it must be for her to want to protect herself and her baby while knowing her baby’s privacy is gone.

I can’t imagine how annoying and frustrating it will become when EVERYONE and their mother will be giving advice and criticism to Kate as she adjusts to motherhood. Fame and royalty are not always a great thing.

How did you feel during your pregnancy? Did you welcome advice or were wishing for private moments with your baby?


5 responses to “Would Not Like That Attention

  1. You’re asking me to remember to far back. But it is annoying. When I was pregnant with Ryan (my oldest and only daughter) I was on the elevator at the doctors office. Some senior citizen started lecturing me on babies having babies and was yelling at me. In the elevator. I finally looked at her and said “listen lady, why don’t you leave me alone! You don’t know what you’re talking about!” I think she thought I was 15 or something because I’m so petite.

    Nowmagnify that 100 fold for Kate. 🙂

  2. My wife and I were/are hesitant to share updates with just our friends and family. I can’t fathom being in spotlight like someone in royalty or some other status of celebrity. Then again, because she is royalty perhaps she is protected from most (through guards and seclusion)? Perhaps her position is such that she is seen and heard but doesn’t really have to see or hear anyone else if she doesn’t want to?

  3. I had enough unsolicited and unwanted advice when my children were small, and the scary pregnancy stories. Why do women do that? I remember when I went into the hospital to have my labor induced (after hearing numerous horror stories about labor and delivery), the woman in the room with me was screaming in pain, and I looked at my husband and said very seriously, “I don’t think I can do this.” I was terrified, and I hadn’t even had the first labor pain yet. LOL – No, I would not want to be Kate.

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