Megan Fox Talks Raising Two Kids in Parenting Magazine: "I Carry a Lot of Guilt"
She's the proud mommy of two beautiful boys, but Megan Fox is the first to admit that it's tough sharing the love at times.
In the July 2014 issue of Parenting magazine, the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" actress opened up about the joys and struggles of raising two, young children.
Check out highlights from Megan's interview below and for more, head over to Parenting!
What is it like having two kids under 2? What’s the most enjoyable part and most challenging part?
"It’s total chaos obviously. Before you have kids you really do not understand how much work it is and how consuming it is. And then you have one and you’re like, 'Oh my God my baby is my whole world.' Every moment of the day is dedicated to this one baby and then all of a sudden you have two babies! Their needs are so different because Noah is nearing 2 and then my newborn is 4 months. It’s really hard to manage because I also don’t let them watch TV. It’s not like I’m going to sit Noah in front of the television so I can take care of Bodhi. I have to figure out how to incorporate Noah into the process and have him help me take care of Bodhi and make sure he doesn’t get jealous and make sure nobody’s neglected and everybody’s needs are being met. As a mom it’s hard because I don’t feel like I’m ever giving either one of them 100% of my attention or 100% of myself, so I carry a lot of guilt. Do they each understand how special they are and how much I love them? And are they understanding that they’re unique? It’s hard to make each one feel like an individual when you have to raise them together and manage them together all of the time. So that’s the most difficult part."
When did you first have that “I’m a mom” feeling?
"I was really connected during my first pregnancy. But even during my pregnancy I had no idea how worried I was going to be for the rest of my life. From the moment I gave birth to Noah, that was the first time I was like, 'I love something so much that I will never be the same again.' I will never be relaxed again because I will always be worried about him and hoping that he is ok and safe and happy."