Just like Kate, we all treat the second kid a little like a spare

Apr 24, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. ET
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Growing up as a kid of the ‘80s, “the heir and the spare” was commonly used to describe the two baby Princes of Wales William and Harry.

Princess Diana pulled off the ultimate royal breeding two-fer: she produced two healthy boys who, from the birth of the second brother, were referred to as the “heir and the spare.”

And now the elegant and loveable Kate prepares to give birth to her second child. We imagine she may fall into the same traps as every other mother and treat her second born slightly, shall we say, more casually than the first. How so, you ask?

1. Kate might not take quite as many pictures of baby number two

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2. Second kids are usually less sheltered and more street smart than the first-born

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3. You're not nearly as picky about what you feed baby No. 2

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4. Parents are much more comfortable handling the second kid

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5. You're willing to have more fun with it

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6. Your second born just has to accept that mommy can't be bothered at work

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7. And that sometimes you're just too tired and busy to cook

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8. Which is why everyone in the family has to pitch in and help with the youngest

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9. And the housework, too

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10. When there are two kids, it gets way harder to figure out who broke the lamp

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11. Second babies might not get as much attention as the first

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12. But we'll always be there to catch you when you fall

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13. And even though they aren't the first, second babies are every bit as special

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