Singer John Legend and author/TV presenter Chrissy Teigen are parents to two gorgeous kiddos. The pair’s toddler son Miles is 21 months and daughter Luna is now 3.
No photos, plz
Chrissy’s just spoken to People magazine about family life and young Luna in particular.
The Cravings author told the mag that her daughter “definitely hates photos, paparazzi, anything.”
The photos Chrissy does manage to capture and share are thanks to a very clear agreement they’ve nutted out to serve them both.
“She does everything you see on my Instagram for a quarter or a Sour Patch Kid,” Chrissy revealed.
We can’t say we blame Luna for hating being targeted by the paparazzi. That seems like a sensible position for a preschooler. We’re not surprised she’s seeking some kind of compensation!
Beware the mum shamers
It’s not just pesky photographers that harass this cute family. Almost every time they pop up on social media the Parent Police are waiting in the wings, ready for a fresh bout of parent shaming. Sigh.
While it looks pretty hairy from where we stand, Chrissy says that the public criticism has actually eased up a little. In fact, she’s even gotten a little used to being told off.
“It’s gotten better for sure,” she told People, reasoning that sometimes this shaming is well-intentioned.
“I would love to be able to say that it doesn’t get to me at all but you start to gain this sort of empathy for people. You understand that not necessarily everything they say comes from a bad place. Sometimes people are just trying to help, but you really never know.”
“It’s an adventure every single time,” Chrissy admits. “You start to learn what you’re able to take and what you’re not able to take.”
Do not shame other parents on social media!
This seems like a great time to bust out our recovery plan for parent police-rs.
- If you want to critique someone else’s parenting on social media, eat a biscuit instead.
- If you want to screen grab and snark about someone else’s parenting with your parent police friends, eat a biscuit instead.
- If you want to send someone a mean DM about their parenting (or anything else), eat a biscuit instead.
- If you want to ‘like’ a mean comment another social media user has left about someone else’s parenting, eat a biscuit instead.
- Go and buy more biscuits. We can heartily recommend Arnott’s Choc Chip Scotch Finger Biscuits. Buy three packets, because change takes time. We believe in you. #EatABiscuit