Brooklyn Decker is the first to admit that her two kids — son Hank, 5, and daughter Stevie, 3 — are nothing like her and her husband, Andy Roddick.
"They are so different from both of us. They are their own little people and that is what is so interesting!" the 34-year-old exclusively tells Morning Honey. "They just sort of come out the way they come out, and I feel like it’s our job as parents just to keep them safe and show them love. Their personalities I feel were established very young, and we just have to welcome and love them."
"My son is a lot like my father, which is really funny because I said to husband, 'It’s really a weird thing to be an adult and feel like your parenting your parent.' I do feel as though sometimes I am raising my dad because he’s so my dad, but no, they are so different from us, they are little humans and thank god for that. They don’t need to be two of me or two of my husband walking around the world – it’s too much."
While the model's tots might have driven her a bit crazy during quarantine, she was just grateful to get to spend so much time with them.
"I don’t know one person who hasn’t struggled in the last year, but I think that we have full recognition that our struggles pale in comparison to most, and so we have been really trying to hold onto the good of the last year," she shares. "And for us, that’s slowing down – I think all of us were moving at a pace that wasn’t sustainable, and it wasn’t healthy, and I think this forced slow down has really allowed us to enjoy the simple things again like roasting marshmallows and dance parties in the living room."
"It’s really forced us to get creative without a lot of activities, which I think has been a really welcome change," she adds.
Some ideas that the mom-of-two came up with is that the family participated in "campfires and outdoor movies" — and Decker even set "set up a tent" in the front yard so the kids could go camping together.
"We have a full understanding of how lucky we have been to have a yard for our kids to play in, but yes, in short, we’re huge outdoors people, we always have been, but I think the pandemic has made us big backyard and front yard people," she says.