I am really torn about watching the Royal Wedding live and being an exhausted, grumpy mother the whole next day. (I am now three hours behind you guys and the wedding will start at 3 a.m. here!)
I remember getting up early to watch Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding, and I really treasure those memories. So I would hate to miss it, but I don’t want to be a bad mother the whole next day because I stayed up all night watching all the pre-coverage, the actual event and the after parties. (Why didn’t they get married on a Saturday??)
A friend has invited me and Lilina to work out with her Friday morning and then swim at her house and have lunch, but if I watch the wedding live then I am afraid I won’t be good company.
Originally I had asked my husband for the day “off” so I could watch all day and then sleep the next day. However, he had to go out of town so now it’s just bleary-eyed me and the kids.
I know I can DVR it but there is just something about watching an event live. It’s like watching a football or baseball game on tape. Somehow it’s just less fun. (If you have to be at work and not near a TV, don’t worry the AJC will be live-streaming the event on your computer so you can look like you’re working! Here’s the link for it http://www.accessatlanta.com/celebrities-tv/watch-the-royal-wedding-921557.html?)
So I think I am going to make a game-time decision. I will go to bed early and then maybe wake up to watch from 2 to 4 or 2 to 5 and then try to be coherent when I get the kids up at 6:45 for school.
What is your plan? Are you going to wake up to watch it live? What time will you get up? How much of the coverage will you watch?
FYI: If you’re excited about the Royal Wedding, you’ll want to know how the AJC is going to be covering it. Here is the AJC’s coverage plan:
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