We all know being a parent is tough. Sometimes you need a break. What does actor Jerry O'Connell do for his break? He goes to work.
Actor, hubby to Rebecca Romijn, and papa to twin girls, Dolly and Charlie, says that being a parent of twins in that "terrible two" stage is so tough, he relaxes when he's on the set:
My wife and I switch [child care duties] -- one of us has to be home with them. It's easier to work than it is to be home with them -- that's a real job. I'm relaxed when I'm at work!
As a parent who also works outside the home, I totally get what he's saying.
Sometimes, even though you are at work and working hard and stressed, it's a different kind of stress, dare I say a little easier stress than kiddo stress. Many parents who work outside the home have thought this, I've whispered about this with moms in Kiddo's preschool class, but no one ever really says it. It's one of the main reasons many suggest that stay-at-home moms get a break every once and a while.
I lovelovelove that Jerry is honest enough to put it out there -- just like his wife did a while back when she discussed how tough it is dealing with her twins:
It’s equal parts absolutely adorable and absolutely horrible! ... I’m just trying to get them to bed at night, but they’re two! That’s what being two is all about.
Now, I commented then how refreshing it was that Rebecca was telling it like it is. Maybe this is why Jerry and Rebecca seem to have such a fabu partnership -- they are both honest about the good stuff and the not-so-good stuff. I dig parents like this. It makes me want to have them as my friends, share the woes and the laughs of trying to raise Kiddo.
What do you think about Jerry O'Connell's comments?
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