Celebaby: Megan Fox On Being A Mum
Megan Fox has endeared herself to us all over again - yes, we wanted to be her in Transformers - this time with an interview she gave to The Stir to coincide with the release of her latest film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
When asked about what it's like to have two kids under the age of two, Megan described it as "total chaos". The Stir reports:
"Before you have kids, you really do not understand how much work it is and how consuming it is. Then you have one and you're like, my baby is my whole world -- especially if you're trying to do it yourself. Every moment of the day is dedicated to this one baby. And then all of a sudden, you have two babies."
"What they need is so different. When I'm alone with them, it's really hard to manage because I also don't let them watch TV. It's not like I'm going to set Noah in front of the television so I can take care of Bodhi. I have to figure out how to incorporate Noah into the process and have him help me take care of Bodhi, and make sure he doesn't get jealous, and nobody's neglected, and everybody's needs are being met!"
Oh yes, we're hear you, Megan.
She also admits to feeling more than a touch of the old mum guilt.
"It's difficult to manage that way, but also emotionally, I think for me at least as a mom, it's hard because I don't feel like I'm ever giving either one of them 100 percent of my attention or 100 percent of myself, so I carry a lot of guilt," she said. "Do they each understand how special they are and how much I love them and are they understanding that they're unique? It's hard to make each one feel like an individual when you have to raise them together and manage them together all the time."
I know it's stupid, but I've always tended to assume that parenthood is peachy for celeb mums, and while I'll never be convinced that being a movie star mum is quite in the same league of stress as being a 'normal' working mother, I kind of felt for Megan after reading this interview. Kudos to her for giving her all to parenthood rather than palming the babies off onto an army of nannies and assistants.
One small point though - the whole 'I'm hardy going to let one watch TV while I take care of the other' thing... um. I'm not the only one who read that part and mainly thought 'Why ever the hell not?!?', right? RIGHT?
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