In the Baby Zone with Leslie Mann
While the popular movie Knocked Up isn’t exactly “kid-friendly” cinema, it was truly a family affair for star Leslie Mann: her husband, Judd Apatow, wrote and directed the film, and their two daughters co-starred. Mann, currently lending her voice to the bird-loving character Linda in the animated film Rio, admits that when it comes to parenting, she’s “winging it.” And while Mann’s daughters are a bit older now, one distinct memory of life in the Baby Zone remains unforgettable.
What’s your golden rule of parenting?
I listen to them. And I am kind … most of the time.
Describe the best moment of parenting so far.
Oh … I don’t know. That’s a tough question.
My 8-year-old loves to cuddle with me. She’s always holding my hand. All day, she’ll catch up to me and hold my hand. She also just loves to lay on me in bed, she’s just really sweet and cuddly and I love that.
And the 13-year-old is now a little more outspoken. It’s weird and new. She has no problem freaking out in the middle of a restaurant or wherever, screaming and crying. But then, she’s so sweet the next second. Like, she’ll turn around and be so loving.
And the worst?
Letting my 13-year-old daughter watch four seasons of South Park while we were in Hawaii. That’s pretty bad. And we watched it together and the show [does not have] the best content for her age!
Best parenting advice you ever got?
Good parenting advice? Hmm, I don’t know, I feel like I’m just learning. Sometimes, I’m just winging it. It changes from day to day.
What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
Palmers Coco Butter. I put it all over my stomach while I was pregnant, and then my butt and my thighs got stretch marks! So, now my stomach looks great, and then my butt and thighs are shot. But, that works!
Finish this sentence: You know you’re in the Baby Zone when…
… one of my children puked on the guy next to me [on an airplane]. Yeah, that was a moment.
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