Amy Adams Cure for Boredom: Pregnancy

Amy AdamsAmy Adams seems to think pregnancy is a cure-all and that everyone should take a dose. The Fighter actress, who welcomed daughter Aviana with fiance Darren Le Gallo last May, is so pro-children, she bubbles over with words about her experience whenever asked.

In recent comments to the press, the actress, who's currently filming The Muppet Movie, said she "highly recommends" being pregnant, and said being pregnant felt like exactly what her body "was supposed to do at that point." She added, "More than anything ever, it just felt physically right being pregnant."

She then went on to make some comments that get a little close to smug-mommy territory.


“My friends without kids say, ‘Oh I don’t know how you do it, getting so tired.’ And I just think, ‘I don’t know how they don’t do it.’"

I'm guessing her singleton friends will forgive her that and excuse it to her being high on motherhood still. Plus, she's just so jubilant about every aspect of it, it's hard to find fault in anything she says, even if it's not quite relatable to some of us more, uh ... seasoned moms.

“It’s a huge relief not being the most important person in the room anymore. I hadn’t realized quite how sick of myself I’d become."

Oh how many of us would welcome just a few minutes to get sick of ourselves ... though finding ourselves time to do so might be challenging. But if I think about it, boredom is one thing that has been banished from my life since children. Well, boredom in the sense of having time and nothing with which to fill it -- there's always something that needs to be done now.

In another sense, motherhood brings on more boredom than ever. Have you ever tried to sit through endless episodes of Pinky Dinky Do? Or tried to socialize with moms in a playgroup that you have nothing in common with because you want your kids to have friends? Or played 852 games of Candy Land in a row?

So no, I wouldn't promote pregnancy as a cure for boredom, but I would say Amy is a great example of incredible parenting. The question now is how long before she gets pregnant again and gives Aviana a little brother or sister.

Are you more or less bored since becoming a parent?

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