Elizabeth Banks: Having Two Kids Makes You a Real Mom. Really?
Because we love Elizabeth Banks so much, we are going to chalk her recent comments about motherhood up to a lapse in judgment. And sleep deprivation (even though she probably has full-time help). Or maybe a failed attempt at humor?
During a recent interview with People magazine, Banks expressed her surprise at the difference between one kid and two.
“Two is very different from one. When you have one kid, you feel like you can jet set around and you can throw him on the hip and you get your life done,” the actress told People. “You don’t realize how easy one is until you have two. Now I’m really a mom. Oh, I am a mom now! This is for serious — I am responsible for two people now.”
And then things got worse. She started complaining how exhausting it was to spend the December holidays without any “help.” So she and her husband had to care for two children all by themselves.
“[We] had no help, no nannies, no babysitters. It was crazy. You forget how difficult it is to wake up in the middle of the night, how exhausting it is,” she admits, adding being a hands-on mom took on a whole new meaning. “I lost all my nails. I did dishes and cleaned bottles for 10 days so I lost all those nails!”
Raise your hand if you feel sorry for her. Anyone? Anyone?
Needless to say, her comments have caused an uproar among parents of only children. Do you think there’s any merit to what she has to say? Did the transition from one kid to two make you feel the same way? Or is she being ridiculous and completely out of touch with reality?