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Quotables: Elizabeth Banks Just Pissed Everyone Off

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“Two is very different from one. When you have one kid, you feel like you can jet set around and you can throw him on the hip and you get your life done. You don’t realize how easy one is until you have two. Now I’m really a mom. Oh, I am a mom now! This is for serious – I am responsible for two people now.”

Elizabeth Banks explains that she was not really a mother until she was the mother of two children.

Oh, Elizabeth. Oh, girl, no. Take it back.

And to make matters worse, Elizabeth also told a story about how hard it was to take her two children on vacation for ten whole days with only the help of her husband. Can you even imagine?

“[We] had no help, no nannies, no babysitters. It was crazy. You forget how difficult it is to wake up in the middle of the night, how exhausting it is. I lost all my nails. I did dishes and cleaned bottles for 10 days so I lost all those nails!”

Stop, Elizabeth Banks. Stop right now. I don’t want to hear anything else about your hardships. I’d like to be a mother myself one day, but your tales of vacations without nannies and lost fingernails just makes me rethink everything. It’s like, who knew that parenting could be that hard?

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  • Actually a lot of moms say that. Not about vacation but about how hard it is to go from one to two kids. It was a huge adjustment for me and I didn’t realize how much easier it was with one. Just my opinion.

    • I was all right with what she said and agreed with the drastic change going from 1 kid to 2, but she lost me after the 9 days of having to be what us “regular” folks call a full time mother…. I believe this is where the disconnect is here.

      • So you’ve never, ever, ever had any help whatsoever with your offspring? No parents, no friends, no day care? You’ve always taken care of them 100% totally on your own? Really?

  • Someone give her Gwyneth Paltrow’s number so they can exchange comments about the hardships of being a celebrity parent.

  • agree with her first comment. from one to two is a HUGE adjustment. suddenly you think “oh shit, this parenting this isn’t as easy as I thought.”

    • I don’t think anyone disagrees with that part. I think it’s the whole “I’m a *real* mom now” thing that bugs people. From what I’ve seen on other websites, anyway.

      • Key word there is “I’m”. She was speaking about herself and how different it is for her with two children.

  • I personally think it’s silly (you know, personally) because I personally don’t find it any harder to take care of two instead of one. Busier, hell yes, but not any *harder*.

  • You know how sometimes you don’t like someone, just by their face? That was always me with Elizabeth Banks. I just never liked her. Now I am happy to say I have a real reason to go along with that.

  • Three of my friends have all told me that it was a vacation with 1 kid compared to having 2. I believe them.

    • Yeah, I think it’s easy to think having one child is hard when you only have one child (like me) but then when a second comes along it must be a huge awakening.

      I think we all agreed on that part — just not the part about having no nails because she actually washed bottles for a change.

  • She didn’t piss “everyone” off. Just fat, lonely stay-at-home moms who are generally pissed off anyway except when their “stories” are on.

  • She’s totally right. And even now if we find something for one kid to do for a few hours it’s like, “We’re down to one kid! Run wild in the streets!” Moms need to get off their high horses and stop being so touchy about everything.

  • Perhaps all of the moms in here whining about comments from an actress about her own experience should step away from their computers and spend more time with their kids. Anyone? Anyone?

    • There is a little something called “nap time” that children have. In that time, I get to eat lunch and clean the house and then go on the internet.

      Anyone? Anyone?

      • Oh right. That’s when your husband is lunching with his young, attractive co-worker. I’ll bet he can’t wait to get home and hear all about what you dd on the interwebs.

    • Your spewing a lot of shit about stay at home mom and people spending too much time on the internet for someone who commented on one article SEVEN fucking times. Stop being such a sour human being. Jesus.

  • I love Elizabeth Banks. I LOVE her. She’s very funny and nothing at all like Paltrow, like someone suggested. I think you guys are reading too much into what she said. I had help (aka my mother) when my baby arrived, and when the help had to go back to the old country, I literally crumbled down for a few weeks. Until I adjusted, I felt the same way – oh, my nails, my hair, my everything…my life!!! And I am not nearly as wealthy or privileged as Banks. It’s just the way it is – everyone needs time to wrap their heads around the fact that now their children come first.

    We are still prepping for baby number two, so I can’t comment on the first part…though I can see from here that if not harder, things will be much more complex.

  • I only wish that both the kids had had the 4 alarm stomach flu while they were on vacation without ANY NANNIES!!!! She would have really experienced how we ugly little people manage to scrape by…while scraping the ca-ca and the puke off our shirts!

  • I do have a question: how do you break nails washing bottles? It’s not that strenuous of an activity. I mean, if your nails are that long to get broken while you’re basically washing bottles with a long handled brush…. your nails are too long for caring for little people. How do you pick their boogers with nails that long, wipe their butts, clean their ears…… perhaps go with a shorter nail, hmmm?