Come for the steamy looks and forbidden romance, stay for the surprisingly wholesome parenting tips.
Like Charlie Swan did when his daughter Bella started dating Edward, a vampire, and reminded him, “Hey. I’ve still got my pepper spray.”
The Cullens chose to host Bella often, despite the possible temptation to suck her blood. That’s dedicated parenting.
Charlie Swan knew he couldn’t stop Bella from marrying Edward. So he supported her at her wedding. What else can you do?
Bella’s mom Renée is more like a friend, erring on the side of neglectful when her daughter moves in with her dad. But Bella sees the best in her, because this is what kids do.
Being pregnant for a half-vampire baby isn’t easy, especially since they grow extra fast. But Bella took care of herself.
“She’s beautiful.” After one of the most horrific birth experiences ever, that’s all Bella can say when she lays eyes on her daughter Renesmee.
Sure, your kids probably aren’t growing quite as fast as Renesmee, but all parents know that feeling.
Bella’s bedtime reassurance for Renesmee — “I’ll never let anyone hurt you” — is especially convincing since she’s a super strong vampire.
“My time as a human was over. But I never felt more alive. I was born to be a vampire.” It’s important for moms to keep their hobbies.
Bella is really not impressed when Jacob calls her daughter Nessie, after the Loch Ness Monster, and she lets him know in no uncertain terms.