Eva Mendes is experiencing “mom pandemic guilt in full effect”.
The ‘Place Beyond the Pines’ star – who has Esmeralda, six, and Amada, four, with her partner Ryan Gosling – has confessed she has been struggling with mom guilt during the pandemic.
Writing on Instagram, she shared: “My little girl wanted to cut out Maria Callas’ face from the record cover. I quietly died a little inside but I quickly said yes. Mom pandemic guilt in full effect.”
Meanwhile, Eva has previously likened raising kids to running some kind of bed-and-breakfast with “very drunk and aggressive guests” because her kids are like “angry and bossy” guests.
She said: “Sometimes it feels like we are running some kind of bed-and-breakfast with very drunk and aggressive guests. We really do feel like we are working in a hotel, and the guests are angry and bossy and demand food brought to them.
“And by the time they go to sleep, we’re left to just clean up and talk about how they’ve treated us that day! When we feel like we’re just ‘in it’, like all parents do during these times, we remind ourselves that these are the good times, because we’re all together and we’re all safe.”
And Eva is “trying to be a fun mum” whilst self-isolating.
The ‘Hitch’ star added: “This is me. By my kid. It’s pretty accurate. No I haven’t become a master baker or a good cook during quarantine.’I haven’t seen a gym in two months. I haven’t written a novella. I’ve just been trying to be a fun mom and not lose my marbles. Sending so much love out there. Reading comments and happy to connect so let me know how you’re feeling. Amore, amore, amore. (sic)”