Speaking of babies

Only partially because I worry that I have alientated you, Dear Reader, I am going to turn to the ever-loved subject of babies.  Well, sorta.  Is anyone else out there watching the genius that is Bethenny Getting Married?  As we already knew, Bethenny Frankel is the most charismatic, funny, brilliant member of the franchise that is Real Housewives.  As one of the only members of the series that didn’t have a husband, or children, her plight was different than most of the others’.  Now she has her spin-off and it’s 100% awesomeness.  It is incredibly low on negative drama and incredibly high on laughs and silliness.  The title should probably change since season one (will there be more?) is not complete and she’s already married and honeymooned.  She’s now prepping for her baby, which is the major focus of the show.  It’s a show about a woman who marries her dreamy guy (so charming and just this side of straight) while multiple months preggers.  Now they await the arrival of the baby.  And boy are they unprepared.  Neither has ever changed a diaper and they have two hours of babysitting experience between them.  This leads to unexpected gems of dialogue like this:

Bethenny (in referring to what she has just seen on the ultrasound): “It’s a mush, a blob and there’s a heartbeat.  It could be an alien.  I could be giving birth to a platypus.  I have no idea, nor do I care, I just want it to be healthy.  And a girl.”

This show has made my life only better.

 

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6 Responses to “Speaking of babies”


  1. 1 Jane Roe July 28, 2010 at 7:03 am

    This is a “Jane-spiral” but it reminded me of Tim saying he thought they’d given birth to a Smurf when Kyle was born.

  2. 2 Sara H July 28, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Never seen the show…. but I have to kind of agree that gestation is a bit like starring in your own sci fi show.

  3. 3 Kristin July 28, 2010 at 10:04 am

    One of my favorite hours of the week. And now little Bryn is born and the real highjinks begin! My favorite line from Bethenny’s 25 hours (!) of labor was: “I want to know how high school girls give birth in bathroom stalls.” Me too Bethenny! She is really too hilarious. And how cute did Jason look unshaven? Loved it.

    And I love Julie and Max. And Cookie. And Jason’s parents.

    Oh, and Kate – they live right across the street from the first apartment I lived in in the city. I think you came to see me there once right? It kind of looked like a tenement, with the bathtub in the kitchen? Well, her building is right across the street and four blocks from my office. Should I stalk?

  4. 4 gracieandkate July 28, 2010 at 10:22 am

    You mean the one where the floors were painted black and your bedroom was pretty much exactly the size of the bed so you kind of had to dive in? Yes, you should stalk! Is that a real question!? Duh.

    Oh my. The show really is something special. She’s just so funny and not crazy. Well, crazy, but in a normal way.

    Jane, that story about Tim is hilarious. Was Kyle blue? I don’t remember seeing any blue in him 🙂 And I can’t wait to see him in 3 days! Ah, my wee godson. What a cutie.

    Sara, that’s so funny. I remember seeing a friend of mine at book club a couple of years ago when she was very, very pregnant and she was scratching her stomach when all of a sudden some limb from within jutted out and it looked like something out of Alien. Only it wasn’t actually gross because, well, obviously the baby was still inside her. But it was very sci-fi and hilariouly disturbing.

  5. 5 gracieandkate July 28, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Oh! And Kristin – I was going to post that line about the bathroom stall thing, too. I thought that was brilliant. But Aaron got all, “Well, it doesn’t really happen like that” and I said, “Yes, it does” and it got into a dumb yes-it-does-no-it-doesn’t argument that my fun in her observation was deflated. But now it’s back!

  6. 6 Kristin July 28, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Uh, yes it does!


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