He’s branching out and auditioning to be a quiz presenter.
Shame there’s not a way for me to branch out. Once you’re doing accounts, that’s it.
Trapped by the WENUS.
Thankfully I’ve got my friends and games to distract me. And now we’re trying out BAMBOOZLED™ to prepare Joey for his audition. Everything’s a little too complicated but we got into it (especially Ross).
Seems that, despite being the most emotionally literate generation of men that’s ever existed. When we meet up we still just play board games instead of talking about our problems.
“The One With the Accidental Wedding”
Hey, it’s Rachel’s mom! (She’s got it going on…)
Haven’t seen her for six years! Before I was even married! (Resisting the urge to joke about “halcyon days” here.)
It was the exact time I got a tattoo cause my Friends™ told me to. Man I was so susceptible to peer pressure back then. Not like now. Hey Rachel’s having a baby shower! Maybe we should have another baby…
Rachel’s sisters are missing in action. I guess they could only afford one Greene? Those ladies don’t come cheap.
It’s weird we haven’t seen her mum for six years. Imagine not seeing your mum for six years!
Although, to be fair, this is “Friends™” not “Mums”.
To liven things up Phoebe suggests a stripper dressed as a baby which, unfortunately, doesn’t come to pass. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a baby shower. Do they usually have strippers? Have I been missing out this whole time?
Do they even happen these days? Or have they been supplanted by “Gender Reveal Parties™”?
Aside from it making me feel old, I’m a little relieved I’ve put these behind me. It’s a little bleak. Monica spends the whole time desperate to impress Mrs Greene after forgetting to invite her. And Rachel finds she’s woefully unprepared to be a mum.
I’ll say! Supposed to be three weeks from the due date and barely looks six months pregnant.
But it’s a feeling I can relate to all too well. Don’t worry Rachel, you’ll pick it up quick once you’re in the maelstrom! Well, maybe with a partner as committed as mine, I’m not sure Ross will deliver quite as high a level of research.
Now we’ve had two I’m enjoying talking to my mates with younger kids from a position of authority. But it’s hard to get away from the fact that when you finally feel you know everything it’s too late to be useful. Until it’s my turn to become an overbearing grandmother! Can’t wait.
Should Ross not be at this baby shower? Too busy playing Bamboozled™ I suppose. Typical MAN.
I’m wondering if he even did the baby stuff last time? It must have been weird single parenting from the off. I feel a bit sorry for him actually. Always assume it’s his fault he see’s Ben so little. Easy to forget he accidentally married a lesbian.
He arrives late to the party and confirms that even though they weren’t living together he still regularly took Ben as a baby. Poor guy. Put in all that effort and then ending up barely seeing him!
Real Live Sitcom Moment:
We’ve got a wedding this weekend. A friend from work.
But then on Friday they emailed to say they’d managed to shift things round and get us back on the list. Oh what have I done. Causing them all this last minute stress. AND now we HAVE to go.
We’ve decided to lose the youngest and go with the three year old. A nice chance for her to see what a real party’s about and stay up a bit late!
Plus a convenient excuse for us to leave early.
Should be fun!