In honor of Halloween – her “fave holiday,” she reveals – Tori Spelling, her husband Dean McDermott and their adorable kids Liam, 4, and Stella, 3, get all dressed up for the October issue of Parenting magazine. In the interview, the reality star mom-of-two (very soon to be three!) opens up about motherhood, from her own worries and fears to her very hands-on approach – and explains why she longs for the days of dirty diapers!
On her Mommy fears: “I’m scared of screwing up my kids. You want your kids to be the best kids they can be, and you try to give them all the support, love, education, and information they need, so they’re prepared when they go out into the world. I thought that once we were out of the baby stage, parenting would be a breeze. But it’s an even bigger challenge now that Liam and Stella are older. They understand things. You just feel at every turn like, whoa, am I making the right decisions, setting the right boundaries?”
On missing the diaper days: “I never thought I would, but I do. That’s when you know you’re ready for more children. It’s kind of a sad day for me when we’re out of diapers. With each milestone, I’m so proud, but it’s another indication that my kids are growing up. The other day, a woman was looking so longingly at Stella. Her kid was 13 or 14, trying on big clothes. I had to walk away because I got all teary-eyed. I’m getting teary-eyed telling you this now. I’m not the best diaper-changer in the house, though. Dean is.”
On Mommy guilt: “There are days when I struggle with wanting to be a full-time, stay-at-home mom, and feeling guilty about that because I work. There’s this one mom at school who’ll be like, ‘Oh, we’re having this playdate or whatever, can you come?’ Recently, when I said I couldn’t, she said, ‘Oh, you never go to anything.’ That hit me really hard.”
On doing her own grocery shopping: “When I’m at the store, people will come over and say to me, ‘You do your own marketing?’ And when I’m on Twitter and Facebook, I see comments that say, ‘Oh my gosh, you really do take care of your kids!’ But who else would take care of my kids? It’s funny, the perception people have of people who are in Hollywood. I don’t have any friends in Tinseltown, so I don’t know what it’s like with other families. As for ours, of course I have people who help us out, but the chores we do on our own are the things that kind of ground us.”
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