InStyle just released a few quotes from Kate Hudson’s essay “Sometimes I Feel Like a Bad Mom.” They’re prefaced by Editorial Director, Ariel Foxman gushing over Hudson. When Foxman asked her to write a feature for the magazine months prior, “Kate said she’d think about it, but I could already see her leaning to a place of yes.” Translation: Hudson wanted to make her work for it.
So after months of ass kissing, we now have a preview of the article she allegedly wrote for their May issue, just in time for Mother’s Day. Here are a few illuminating quotes:
Some days I feel like I should win best mom of the day award, and some days I find myself doing strange things that don’t have any real purpose, in faraway corners in my house, and I realize I am literally and deliberately hiding from my children.
…Even though every primal ounce of the nurturing, domestic woman in me gets pulled, I’m a hunter as well. And I love to hunt! And as a woman I feel that somehow we are supposed to feel apologetic about wanting both. But I don’t want to apologize for that anymore. Being both already comes at an emotional cost, without adding society’s antiquated idea of the traditional roles of man and woman in the home.
Yes, I help my kids with their homework. But I also get bored doing it. I will sit and listen to my children pontificate and discuss their ideas till the day is long because it warms my heart, but I really don’t want to do math! I’m gonna say it: I’d prefer to watch 'The Bachelor' rather than do fractions and divisions.
I don’t have kids, but the idea of helping small children with math homework would make me want to hide in a cabinet too.
Nothing about this is groundbreaking. But in the world of judgy mommy bloggers, some would call this move brave. And maybe even refreshing. If I have to suffer through one more celebrity interview where someone says they’ve never loved anything as much as their child, I’ll throw up. I’ve always been indifferent to Hudson, but this made me like her 0.01% more, which was her intention, I guess. She’s promoting her book Pretty Happy, which is entering an already crowded celebrity lifestyle market. Not to mention her friend, Cameron Diaz just published her new book Longevity.
Reading these excerpts reminded me of that scene in Sex and the City 2, where Charlotte locks herself in the pantry to cry. That was the realest sh-t of the whole movie.
I can’t find that clip, so here’s the second realest one.