Being a mother of young children is a lot like being famous: Celebrities do important things all day and can never let down their guard. Celebrities never go anywhere alone. Celebrities are continually accosted by strangers. Celebrities are expected to be better than everyone else and always know the proper thing to do. Celebrities have expensive accessories. There are a few differences, though. For example, a celebrity’s entourage helps him or her stay on schedule. A mother’s entourage doesn’t do that. Another difference is that a celebrity’s fan always asks, “Excuse me, can I have your autograph?” while a mother’s fan always asks, “How old are they?” The celebrity answers, “Sure, who do I make it out to?” The mother answers, “Five, three and four months.” The celebrity’s fan says, “Thank you so much.” The mother’s fan says, “They’re cute.”Have you ever wondered why the fans need to know how old our children are before they can judge whether they’re cute? I used to wonder about that. Then it dawned on me that if my four-month-old was actually two years old, he wouldn’t be cute. He’d be frighteningly small. Another big difference between mothers and famous people is that our accessories are often loud and awkward to carry.