Natalie Portman Had No Idea That Full-Time Mothers ‘Work’
Natalie Portman very visibly welcomed her son Aleph in 2011 (fans will remember her very pregnant Oscar win). But even though Natalie was 30 years old when she became a mother, with a high-powered career and loads of travel under her belt, she admits she had no idea that being a mother was “work.” Oh, honey.
Natalie reportedly tells the November issue of UK ElleÂ that she had some rather problematic assumptions about motherhood:
“I love being a mum, but itâ€™s much more intensive work than being an actress â€“ going to work feels like youâ€™ve got a day off.Â Not that I want a day off from being a mum, itâ€™s just perhaps I had this impression before that mums donâ€™t work. But they work more than anyone.”
Round of applause for the epiphany but I have little tolerance for individuals who, first off, harbor such little estimations of parenting, and then triple back once they’ve welcomed a kid. It’s like a double dipping of selfishness with no regard for experiences that happen to stray from their own. Newsflash but everyone from SAHMs, SAHDs to full-time working parents are working their asses off (especially those who are not privileged). And bottom line? Thirty years old is way too old to be this stupid.