Kate Hudson Sometimes Feels Like a ‘Bad Mom’, Would Rather Watch ‘The Bachelor’ than Do Math Homework
Complex numbers aren’t her idea of a good time.
“Some days I feel like I should win best mom of the day award,” writes Hudson, “and some days I find myself doing strange things that don’t have any real purpose, in faraway corners in my house, and I realize I am literally and deliberately hiding from my children.”
“I was really young, like, 23, when I had Ryder,” Hudson explains. “So, our relationship has always been [a little unusual]. I mean, we’re close, and I am his mom. I’m big on manners.”
“I’m big on politeness. I’m big on gratitude. But I’m a bit of a wild mom.”
“Even though every primal ounce of the nurturing, domestic woman in me gets pulled, I’m a hunter as well. And I love to hunt!” says Hudson, who has been linked with a much-younger Nick Jonas. “And as a woman I feel that somehow we are supposed to feel apologetic about wanting both. But I don’t want to apologize for that anymore. Being both already comes at an emotional cost, without adding society’s antiquated idea of the traditional roles of man and woman in the home.”
Hudson states that though she is attentive of her children’s work at school, she has a list of other things that she’d rather be doing.
“Yes, I help my kids with their homework,” she admits. “But I also get bored doing it. I will sit and listen to my children pontificate and discuss their ideas till the day is long because it warms my heart, but I really don’t want to do math! I’m gonna say it: I’d prefer to watch The Bachelor rather than do fractions and divisions.”
Pick up the May issue of InStyle, on newsstands now, to read the rest of Hudson’s open letter on parenthood.