Talking Baby on Board badges on the BBC
Three things I did on Tuesday morning:
1) Made us all breakfast, which consisted of approximately 10,000 pieces of toast and a similar number of bowls of cereal
2) Drank half a cup of tea out of the three I actually made
3) Went on BBC Radio Scotland.
Eeek. I’ve been asked to go on the radio a few times before, completely randomly, including to discuss whether Holly Whilloughby was right to work up to her due date. Due to various reasons I’ve never actually made it on the air (the Holly W interview was cancelled because there was some actual news that day). And I’ve always been secretly relieved, as there’s the fear that I’ll a) say something completely ridiculous b) talk at a hundred miles an hour or c) have a memory blank and and say nothing at all.
But this time it actually happened and I went on BBC Radio Scotland to talk about a recent baby on board badge related story, my own experiences travelling in London while pregnant, and what I thought about baby on board badges.
This time I had the fear that my two gloriously noisy children would be in the background shouting ‘Bab…BAB’ or ‘Mummeeee! Watch this move’ but as it turned out one of them had a perfectly timed nap and the other was happily distracted by some strategically timed daytime CBeebies.
I wasn’t really nervous until the producer dialled me in a few minutes before and I had to sit listening and waiting – then I really did have the fear – but once it started it was fine and it went much better than I was expecting (you can listen here on iPlayer, it’s about 2 hr06 in).
My favourite comment after was from my friend Nick ‘It’s funny listening you to trying to sound like a grown-up.’
I’ve written before about wearing a baby on board badge, but would you? If yes, did it make any difference?
(Photo from my pregnancy announcement last year).