Schumer Tells Seth Meyers Her Motherhood Instincts Aren’t Quite There

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Schumer’s honesty about parenting is so refreshing

Leave it to comic and actor Amy Schumer to be 100%, utterly trustworthy about how she feels she’s doing as a mother, which is outwardly not that nice. She opened up on an look on Late Night With Seth Meyers, saying to this point into son Gene’s life, her instincts have been “dead wrong.”

Meyers requested the mom-of-one if she believes she’s mother, and Schumer didn’t miss a beat, responding: “Actually, no. It’s interesting. You don’t know how good of a parent you’re going to be. I got some nice advice from Natalie Portman.”

“She was like, ‘You have more instincts than you know you have,’” Schumer continued. “And what I’m finding is that Natalie Portman is a huge liar. Because, so far, my instincts are all dead wrong.”


“I’ve been reading this parenting book about how toddlers thrive, and all my instincts are wrong,” Schumer advised Meyers. “Usually, if [husband] Chris and I are gonna leave Gene with the nanny, we sneak out. We literally creep like a cartoon so he doesn’t cry and freak out.”

Of course, that’s not what the ebook stated. “Page one of this book is literally like, ‘Whatever you do, don’t sneak out. That’s really bad for your child,’” Schumer joked.

I really feel this a lot. I, too, have horrible instincts and freeze up on the most inopportune occasions. My daughter, 4 years previous on the time, pointed down while taking a shower and requested me what her vagina was referred to as. Without skipping a beat I advised her it was her “front butt,” which she believed till she was nearly 11. We all select our hills to die on.

Schumer additionally reminded the world of the time they named their son Gene Attell when he was born. “Not to mention that we did name him, by accident, ‘Genital,’” she stated.

Schumer introduced in August 2020 that they have been altering their son’s title from Gene Attell to Gene David after “some troll on the internet” identified that his title sounded similar to “genital.”

She added, laughing, “Why didn’t you just name him ballsack weiner?”

Schumer additionally advised Meyers that although she’s doesn’t have a deal with on parenting fairly but, there are some issues she’s getting used to.

“At first it’s like, we’d be at the playground and he’d have a meltdown,” she defined. “I just wish ghost of Christmas future mom me had told ghost of Christmas past me that, ‘You know how he’s freaking out in the playground? Well, he’s gonna do this so often that you’ll become desensitized and you won’t be able to feel it anymore — that’s something you can look forward to.’”

Luckily, Schumer has a help community she will be able to rely on.

“I call my friends from home for advice,” she stated. “But my instincts are all really bad. They’re really poor. But you have to live and learn.”

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