For those of you who really know me, you know that I spent a good two years hosting a movie trailer show called “The Big Tease” on ReelzChannel (circa 2007-09, aka “before babies”). Back then, I saw every movie, every trailer, interviewed every celebrity… I LOVED IT. I’d been a lifelong celebrity-and-movie-junkie and I was living my dream, hosting television shows all about celebrities and movies. It was fabulous beyond what I could believe. Until I found out I was *unexpectedly* pregnant with LadyP (circa January 2010). All of you who know me knows what happened then: The jobs of me talking about celebrities and reviewing movies got less and less as my belly got more and more. To be blunt: I was sad. I was sad to see my legitimately budding-career (that I had hustled hours and days and weeks and years to achieve) simply slip away because my personal life was evolving. My friends remember how down I was for the majority of 2010 (before LadyP arrived)… I cried and ultimately mourned the end of my previous life before the new love in my life was even born… The dream, the jobs, the “me” that I worked so hard for would soon be GONE. I wasn’t ready for it.
I know better now. With an equal-parts stubborn-and-sweet personality, LadyP delivered me confidence, focus, love and purpose that no television show ever could. And when LilMiss barged into our lives about a year and a half later, all those things that LadyP brought got even more intense. Who knew that kids could change you in ways you never imagined? I am CHANGED, I tell you… and I find that I keep changing. Had I known all the things that having a family of your own brings, I’d have rushed to do this a loooooooong time ago (that way, I at least could’ve talked to all those celebs about parenthood back then too).
So if two little nuggets could change me so much, I only wonder what 533 kids would do to someone? Lucky for us, Vince Vaughn’s upcoming Disney flick Delivery Man has got a few theories…
In the film, Vince Vaughn plays an affable underachiever looking for his purpose in life, when he’s suddenly notified that he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them want to meet their biological father. Nevermind that I have been ob-sessed with the fast-talking snark of ‘The V’ for a while now (admittedly, The Break Up is one of my all-time faves — that Playstation sequence still kills me), I can’t help but wonder how much becoming a parent has affected him (Vince is currently a dad to a toddler and has another little one on the way). Maybe One of the last lines in this trailer (below) resonated with me in a very real way and almost made me teary… maybe it resonates with Vince too. Can you guess which line? WATCH!
DID HAVING A FAMILY CHANGE YOU?