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04th Jun 2019

Mindy Kaling has compared her toddler to Tony Soprano and yeah, we get it

Jade Hayden

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It somehow makes sense.

If you’re parent to one or more toddlers, there are certain things you will know.

One of those things is that you’ll never have a moment alone again. Another is that you’re going to spend the next few years of your life picking discarded Smarties out from down the back of the couch.

These are the things we must accept. The inevitabilities that we cannot change.

Another one of those things is that at some point, you’re going to start seeing your child as Tony Soprano. And if you don’t, you’re probably not doing it right.

One person who certainly does see their child as a Soprano – and isn’t afraid to admit to it – is Mindy Kaling.

The mum and actor recently shared some information about how she’s found parenting a one and a half year old and, yes, the mafia was mentioned.

“When she was three-months-old, it was easy because she was just a little blob,” she told The Ellen Show. 

“But now she’s a year-and-a-half, and I didn’t know how much bribery there was in being a parent.

“Every time I see her, it’s like Tony Soprano. I go up to her and I’m like, ‘Hey, you have to give me the remote control.’ And she’s like, ‘Give me your car keys.’ She’s like in the mob. She’s smart. And she can barely talk, so that’s my life right now.”

Yep, makes sense.

Kaling gave birth to Katherine, her first child, in December 2017.

The 39-year-old spoke last year about how she’s glad she had her daughter later in life.

She told People

“I’m really lucky because I get to create my own job opportunities. Because I do that, I can fit my daughter into my job. It’s a luxury most American women don’t have.

“It’s one of the nice things of having had my baby a little bit later in my career. I can be like, ‘Hey, I want a little area that I can have my daughter play because I want to check up on her at work.’ That is probably the biggest perk of my life: to involve my daughter so much in my career.”