There’s many things that I knew my life had waiting for me.
Wrinkles, love shared with family and friends, laughter, too many tears shed watching TV adverts and a few awkward, uncontrolled farts. But what I had no idea would ever be part of that plan, was to be on TV.
If I really had to stretch my imagination, then I’d be in a weird news report. Those ones where they find me in the hospital bed asking me how I never knew there was a pole stuck through my head. I’d stammer something about being accident prone and they’d cut to a real news story about a baby panda being born.
When life hands you unexpected experiences, I say you grab them with both hands and give them a smooch.
A few months ago I was asked to be “The Baby Expert” on the Afternoon Express show. It was for a small slot about rooibos tea.
I know what you’re thinking. What makes me a baby expert and why on Earth could I talk about rooibos tea on a TV show? I mean seriously, in the grand scheme of things just managing to keep my kids in good nick every day doesn’t cut it.
Well, I asked myself the very same questions.
Then instead of beating myself up and thinking that they should use someone more competent/experienced/put together/awake for this, I smacked myself across the face and womaned up. I have three children and they regularly drink rooibos tea. These are the facts. Does that make me an expert on either? Nope. But I do I try my damnedest everyday to keep these kids on the straight and narrow? Yup. And you bet that includes what kinds of foods and drinks we put into them.
All the same, I still replied and questioned their sanity, uh, I mean checked if they were sure they had the right person and as it turns out, they did.
It was a unique experience that I won’t forget for many years to come. The nervousness, the terror, the gajillion heartbeats I put my little heart through and the huge and immense satisfaction when it was done.
So here it is. The slot is just a couple of minutes long and you’ll find it starting at exactly 27.09 of the clip below.
So there you have it. My 2 minutes of fame.
Watching it still makes me cringe a bit, but hey. It is what it is.
What did you think?
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