Then came the articles. Article after article how Kate is some sort of super human for looking fabulous after giving birth. Oh yeah, the baby is as cute as ever too!
This is my response to those.
When I looked at the photos I didn't think "OH MY GOODNESS! How in the world is she pulling THAT off?!"
I thought what a special and precious moment that was for their family, yes, she did look gorgeous, and yes Princess Charlotte is beyond cute!
From articles I've read, it's like the rest of us peasants are some sort of pathetic excuse for women. We must look like we crawled out of the sewer after giving birth or it didn't really happen.
I'd like to think that if I had people waiting on me hand and foot doing my hair, makeup, and wardrobe I could pull off looking put together for a mere 15 minutes in front of the world.
If I was about to show my baby off to literally the world, I would probably be doing push-ups bleeding and crying on the floor 30 minutes before you saw me.
With a great team, anyone (well maybe not anyone...) can pull off faking it for a few minutes for pictures.
Heck I can clean an entire house, get two kids dressed, and get two dogs a little less sloppy in 5 minutes flat if I know someone is coming over to my house. And that's just one person, imagine if I were hosting some sort of televised party!
So here's where I'm going with this: Let's give ourselves some credit moms. All us none royal moms up in here! :) Some of you are like "Who you calling non-royal?!"
We can show off our little 8 lb turkeys we just pushed out of our bodies hours after giving birth and look amazing doing it.
Have you ever looked at pictures from other parent's birth stories and thought "wow she looks amazing!" I have and they weren't pictures produced by Kensington Palace. They were pictures produced by some new proud father's/accountant-by-day camera from Rhode Island.
Moms, you are beautiful. You are amazing. You can fake a smile and look absolutely stunning hours after giving birth. Even if your whole body aches. And I've seen so many of you do it!
The Duchess of Cambridge is a gorgeous women. But she's not a super women. She's human. She's one of US, the world's club of moms! Or is that mums?