When I think of celebrity moms like Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie, one of my first thoughts is,
"Man... how on earth do they look that good after babies.. much less twins! I hate her..."
I rarely give much thought to the trials that would be involved in raising children totally in the public eye. My bloggy friend over at The (Un)Experienced Mom had a great post about Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri.. and this news report.
I suddenly had the thought,
"Wow... what if people followed me around constantly just waiting to snap a video or pictures of my kids freaking out... and me freaking out in response?"
I mean.. seriously.. can you imagine?! I had to laugh about what would be plastered all over magazines at check-out lines and videos on You Tube if I were famous.
"Mandy breastfeeds 17 month old in public WITHOUT a blanket!!"
"Moss caught taking kids to school in her PJs!"
"Is husband's police job too stressful for the children?"
"What's REALLY happening to all of those dogs?"
"Two-year-old's tantrum in Wal-Mart captures Mandy's true stress - is husband's job to blame?!"
"Moss's 5-year old son proclaims to his classmates - "There is no Santa" - resulting in hysteria."
"Claiming to eat organic foods - Mandy's seen taking kids to McDonald's!"
"Moss claims to practice attachment parenting - but we caught this!"
Oh geez.. the list would go on and on! If every parenting trial or mistake I ever made was broadcasted for the world to see, it would be really hard to take. Thinking of the spin each different news (if you can call it news) channel would put on it.. that's really scary!
My kids would be dressed in amazing clothes and I'd have a home gym and personal trainer.. but the clothes, fame, money, and even totally flat stomach still wouldn't stop a toddler from having a screaming fit in the worst possible arena. It's good to know that even celebrities deal with this stuff!