As a parent, all you want is for your kids to be safe but you don’t want to be over-protective and so you know that at some stage, they’re going to make their own mistakes and get hurt emotionally when all you want to do is protect them .
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You know, people say being a parent changes you [but] it’s the same. It’s like, if you were a jerk before you had kids, you’re still a jerk. If you were a nice person, you actually might be a jerk.
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You need to soak it up while you can. Especially that first year and a half of your child’s life when you’re not prepared and don’t know what to expect, and you’re catching an hour of sleep every now and then.
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I'll never forget the first audition after my daughter was born.. All I wanted to do was get home to my baby and it changed my perspective on my career and on the world, on who I was.
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My children don’t expect to get everything and I think our greatest achievement so far is that they respect us and listen to us. I don’t see that in all of their friends.
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I think it’s a mistake to make your kids believe everything will always be perfect...Things happen and people make mistakes...and you have to deal with it and it’s okay.
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