Elizabeth Banks says she now feels like a mom to her boys Magnus and Felix.
The actress explained to People recently, “Two is very different from one. When you have one kid, you feel like you can jet set around and you can throw him on the hip and you get your life done. You don’t realize how easy one is until you have two. Now I’m really a mom. Oh, I am a mom now! This is for serious — I am responsible for two people now.”
When she and husband Max Handelman decided to take care of the children on their own over the holidays – the reality hit home.
“[We] had no help, no nannies, no babysitters. It was crazy. You forget how difficult it is to wake up in the middle of the night, how exhausting it is. I lost all my nails. I did dishes and cleaned bottles for 10 days so I lost all those nails!”
On how Felix is handling being a big brother – Banks says he’s been the “sweetest.”
The 38-year-old shared, “He loves to say how cute Magnus is and he loves to give him kisses and he’s very gentle. He loves to bring him gifts — sometimes that means shoes that are thrown in the bassinet, but that’s okay.”
The Hunger Games star also admitted she knows the brotherly love probably won’t last.
“I would say [Felix] is mostly unaware of what’s going on because Magnus doesn’t touch his stuff. I’ve heard that around 10 months — when baby can actually influence the realm of Felix — that Felix will not be happy. We’ll see how that goes.”
She added, “Felix means happy in Latin and he is very happy go lucky. Magnus is definitely more serious. He’s going to be the deep thinker of the family for sure.”