Funny mom Tina Fey is hoping to debunk some myths about working mothers in her new book, Bossypants, which will be released this April. One person she’d like to get an advanced copy? Her 5-year-old daughter, Alice.
“My daughter brought home a book called My Working Mom,” Fey told OK! at the 20th annual Bunny Hop. “It had a witch on the cover, and I was like, ‘This hurts my feelings.’ She was like, ‘Mom, I can’t read. I thought it was a Halloween book.’”
Tina admits that becoming a parent had a huge impact on her work life; especially when it came to being aware of the needs of other moms.
The biggest thing you realize when you have a kid is how many other people in your workplace are dealing with that,” said Fey. “When you’re single, you’re like, ‘Let’s work ’til 10.’ You don’t care. Once you have a kid, you’re like, ‘Oh yeah, if I’m exhausted because my kid was up all night with a cold, so are 10 other people.’ It makes you more of a sympathetic human being.”
As for whether or not she’s offered any parenting advice to her 30 Rock co-star, Jane Krakowski, who’s expecting her first child this year, Tina says that she likes to keep her words of wisdom to a minimum.
“I always try to hook them up with something like ‘a good baby nurse,’ or little things, but I only weigh in if someone asks my opinion. That’s the best way to offer it.”