Eva Mendes has some thoughts on parenting through a goddamn pandemic
2020 has been a year, can we all agree as much?
Between the homeschooling and the social distancing and the no travelling and the lockdowns and the working from home, I think we are all feeling all the feels right about now.
And by we, I mean parents across the globe.
In a recent interview, actress Eva Mendes, who is raising two little girls with her long-term partner, Ryan Gosling, said that parenting through a pandemic feels like 'running a hotel for their kids.'
Speaking to The Sydney Morning Herald the 46-year-old admitted:
"Sometimes it feels like we are running some kind of bed-and-breakfast with very drunk and aggressive guests."
Of course, the pint-sized and demanding guests she's referring to are Esmeralda, 6, and Amada, 4, Mendes' young daughters with Gosling.
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"We really do feel like we are working in a hotel, and the guests are angry and bossy and demand food brought to them. And by the time they go to sleep, we're left to just clean up and talk about how they've treated us that day!"
However, despite the intense reality we are all living through right now, Mendes isn't losing sight of what's important. "When we feel like we're just 'in it,' like all parents do during these times," she says, "we remind ourselves that these are the good times, because we're all together and we're all safe right now."
The actress took a step back from her career back in 2014, to focus on raising her young family, however, in the interview, Mendes hinted at plans for a possible return to acting.
"I feel like, as far as my ambition, it didn't go away, it just shifted onto the children," she said.
"I applaud and look up to those women who can do it all, but I'm not one of them – and, thankfully, I have a choice not to work and I realize how fortunate I am that it's even a choice. I've been so happy to be able to incubate with my babies, but now they are four and six, I'm starting to feel like my ambition is coming back."