Oscar-winning actress, Reese Witherspoon tells Parents magazine in their upcoming Feb 17 issue, “I love to sing around the house and in the car, but my daughter hates it.” Reese’s two children, daughter Ava, 9, and son Deacon, 5, find their mom to be embarrassing.
Reese gives an example of what she is up against in Parents magazine. She was taking Ava to see country star Carrie Underwood and
“she said, ‘Mom I really appreciate you taking me to the concert, but will you please not embarrass me in front of Carrie Underwood by singing because she’s a real singer and you’re just, like a movie singer,” says Witherspoon, who won a Best Actress Oscar for playing singer June Carter Cash in 2005′s Walk the Line.
But she is happy her children see her as just their mom. “Realizing you’re not anything special to the kids is always a great sort of reminder that you’re just a regular person,” Reese tells the magazine. “A regular embarrassing old mom.”
“They know what I do for a living – that I’m an actress,” she says. “But they haven’t seen any of my movies. Yet.”
I think it is great that her children see her as a regular embarrassing mom, because that is what she is to them.
I also have two children who find me quite embarrassing at times. I find my own singing embarrassing so I avoid it. But giving kisses or holding hands in front of their friends will get me a ‘Ma Pleeease’ reponse. Which usually causes me to lay it on thicker. Do you think you embarrass your kids? Do you enjoy it?