Appearing on the September 2013 issue of InStyle Magazine, Drew Barrymore opens up about being a firt-time mom and wanting to give her 10-month-old daughter, Olive a sibling.
“I was an only child, and it was lonely,” the actress says. “Some people love it and thrive on the independence, but I want my kids to have other kids around. Maybe two kids so they can run around life together, roll their eyes at their parents together like Rusty and Audrey Griswold from [National Lampoon’s] Vacation. So however that’s going to come about, it’s gonna happen!”
Barrymore admit being a first-time mother is, “a lot of pain and a lot of nervousness.”
“I love the person who said, ‘Parenting is like wearing your heart on the outside of your body.’ It’s the most beautiful, perfect analogy. I have anxieties about how much I’d like to get it right making sure I provide her with an environment that’s safe, nurturing and loving. And silly and free, also consistent and grounding,” the new mom reveals.
The stars husband Will Kopelman is a calming presence in their family.
“Will and I are a nice balance of opposition and similarities. He always says, “being calm is so important.” Because I tend to be not calm. I probably act more like a chicken with its head cut off! But I can also be very strong. I’m entering my 40s, and now I get to step back and take these incredible, extraordinary life experiences and life lesson and apply them to being a parent.”
Pick up InStyle to read the full cover story.