Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s 2-year-old daughter James has perfected the fine art of sibling shade – and is heaping it steadily on her defenceless 1-year-old baby sister, Ines.
Guess how much I love you?
Blake spilled the sibling beans on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, revealing that James dearly loves her sister and is keen to show her just how much. Hint – it’s very, very much. A firm, tight, squeezy, breathless and strangle-y amount, in fact.
“She loves her sister,” Blake elaborated. “She does the thing where she’s just like ‘Oh, I’m loving her so much but I’m actually really harming her right now.’ You know that thing? And I think she knows what she’s doing.”
Sound familiar, parents of more than one kid?! We hear you nodding.
Look. At. Me.
While James knows she has secured a special place in her parents’ hearts, she’s careful not to let her wee sister outshine her in any way, Blake revealed.
“We were talking about Halloween and she was like, ‘Oh, I’m going to be Cinderella. And I said, ‘Oh, that’s so special. Does Baby Nessy get to be Elsa?’ ‘No, Mike Wazowski.’
Mike is the one-eyed green monster in Monsters Inc, in case you didn’t know. He’s cute, but not a patch on Elsa, it must be said.
Blake was keen to encourage a more generous approach to Ines’ costume, suggesting some kinder and less one-eyed alternatives to James.
“I was like, ‘But what about Moana? And maybe you can be Moana and she can be, I don’t know, Te Fiti, this beautiful mountain?’” Blake told Jimmy. “[But] she wanted her to be Heihei, the weird dumb chicken.”
Don’t worry too much about baby Ines though, because Blake says she’s actually a badass zombie kind of kid. When she celebrated her first birthday recently, Ines was more about Birthday Steak than Birthday Cake, Blake said.
“I made a Cookie Monster cake, you shove like cookies in his mouth and they crumble. [Ines] just looked at it and reached for a steak.”
“She had birthday steak,” Blake giggled, explaining “she’s hamfisting two steaks. I’ve given birth to a baby viking. She’s a white walker.”
“I washed her shirt [later] and her sleeves were dripping in blood from the steak.”
Shudder. No need to keep thinking about bloody babies, though. Instead, enjoy this dance battle interlude with Jimmy and Blake. You’re welcome.