Friday 21 July 2017

So over: Smug unmarrieds

None of us make parenting look as stylish as Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman.
None of us make parenting look as stylish as Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman.

Smug Unmarrieds are thinner, better dressed, and have better social lives than their married counterparts. Not yet crushed by the grind of parental sleep deprivation, they maintain a fitness regime that goes beyond a few laps of the playground. They can dally with the latest dietary trends, rather than existing on whatever white-carbs-and-cheese combination their children currently accept.

Which is just about tolerable for parents when such types exist largely in a totally separate sphere. But constantly inviting us to social occasions that simply ignore the fact that we have kids now is beyond irritating. The suggestions to pop round for an impromptu catch-up on a Tuesday evening, right in the middle of the dinner-bed routine. The invitations to Sunday brunches taking place in the sort of venues that recoil in horror at the sight of toddlers. The requests to attend weekends away, which will be spent drinking and sleeping late. Rage-inducing.

None of us make parenting look as stylish as Brian and Amy, pictured - which makes the Smug Unmarrieds' newest habit, documenting their endless fun on Instagram, particularly annoying. Vom.

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