“The boys do have a strong bond. And mommy and sons have a strong bond. We joke about the girls and daddy. It’s like the daughters can do no wrong. Z can ask Brad for anything and he will just crumble. He loves her so much. But the boys have their boy thing. They have their boy time—their learning-to-be-men time.
One of the things that we think is most important is the way we treat each other in front of our children—that teaches them so much. The way Brad treats me, the way he takes care of me, and makes something special on Mother’s Day with all the kids and gets them all up to do something—he is teaching them to respect women and respect their mother and the girls.
The girls are showing an example of how they expect to be treated. I hope to do the same for the boys, in how I treat their father in front of them.”