Small Talk with Author Andrea Richards
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Welcome to Small Talk, a new column on our blog that features different personalities we dig, giving us the lowdown on their lives and loves with their little ones. ANDREA RICHARDS Bio: Los Angeles-based author (Girl Director) who promises to work on all her unfinished manuscripts once the toddler starts preschool. Brood: 2-month old Gray, 2-year-old, Phoebe On being a writer and mother: "Now that I think about it, I understand the women who write novels on cell phones and how books are written on Twitter. I used to think that was ridiculous, but now I think it might be the only way to get any writing done." Baby bag of the moment: LeSportsac Most amusing item in my bag: "Unfilled prescription for birth control given at last OBGYN appointment dated June 4." 5 things I can't live without: "iPad, naps, girlfriends, partner-in-crime (husband), cleaning lady, pediatrician's cell phone number." 5 things my kids can't live without: "Me!, my breasts, the Eels' Shootenanny album, lots of shoes (the 2-year-old is a style maven), garden hose." Best advice I ever received: "If they're still alive at the end of the day, you've done your job." (Told to by a mother of twins.) Biggest misconception about parenting: "That you can't travel when you have kids. Babies and toddlers are made to travel: They are tiny and love airplanes, trains and taxicabs. The loud engines on planes put wee ones to sleep instantly, and toddlers will play peek-a-boo with the people sitting behind you for hours (sorry about that people behind us)." Recent lie: "I told my daughter I think bananas are delicious. I hate them. You tell little white lies to get your kids to do things, like to Phoebe, I told her people won't let us into certain stores until she puts her dress back on." Wish list for the (very near) future: "One night at a hotel all by myself. Also, I want my daughter to stop calling me ‘Dre Dre' and start calling me ‘mama' again. I think 2 years old is too young to go on a first-name basis." If I were to write a book on parenting, it would be called... I Love You, But Please Put Your Pants On Final thought: "I hope my daughters grow up to be Pippi Longstocking, except with parents."
Welcome to Rockabye Baby, Dre Dre! Looking forward to reading about you and your two girls!
Have you filled that prescription yet?