Re: How I Met Your Mother: Barney and... (Spoilers ahead...)
Unless he feels that meeting Robin was the moment that got him 'ready' to meet their mother, starting him down that path? Before Robin, was just treading water, not making any progress down that road? Or had to explain that dating Robin is what made Barney ready to date his wife, leading to the wedding where Ted meets the mom. then had to backtrack and explain how Robin came into the picture...
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