Pippa, Carole, and Kate Middleton.Kate Middleton would allegedly like to hire her mom, Carole Middleton, to be the royal nanny. A supposed friend of the Duchess told an Australian magazine that Kate wants her mother to help her care for the future king or queen of England when he or she arrives in July, breaking tradition of hiring a royal nanny equipped with all the bells and whistles of childcare expertise.
After the rough pregnancy Kate's had with the hyperemesis and all, I can totally understand why she'd want her mom to be there to help her with the baby, and not some stranger.
Especially after what went down at the hospital during her first trimester. To know that someone took their own life because they were apparently so distraught after unknowingly being a part of some radio DJ's ploy to get news on your pregnancy has got to make one a little gun shy about hiring someone from the outside.
Kate, like all new moms, just wants someone she can trust. Hiring help can almost cause as much stress as it alleviates -- is this person qualified? will she care for my baby as she would her own? what if she burps my baby on a non-organic cloth!! -- so if Kate's mom is willing to lend a hand, I think it's a win-win all around.
Even though the Duchess has all the money in the world and everything she could ever want for her, or her baby, is but an intercom page away, she's still like everyone else and just wants trusted family around when the little bundle of joy arrives.
Because when the shit hits the fan, and the diaper, there's no one better to help clean things up than mom.
Did your mom help you out after giving birth?
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