Our kids are both funny in different ways. They’re inherently weirdos. The littler they are, the smaller the filter on their weirdness. The youngest - she’s just pure, she says whatever she wants. Like if I tell her no to something - ‘No, it’s too late for cartoons, no more cookies today’ - she will very sincerely try to choke me to death. She’ll have her little tiny hands around my throat and I’ll just be laughing.
“She starts preschool in a couple weeks, which I think is gonna be real interesting. Once I finally got her into preschool, and it was like a done deal, I was like “Hey, let me tell you some stuff about her…she is not potty trained, she’s allergic to nuts and she bites…so I gotta go…” - Tina Fey on her youngest daughter Penelope, 4.
The other day, [my daughter Alice] came up to me very worried and asked, ‘Mommy, why does Date Night have so much love in it?’ If she sees me doing a scene with a man who’s not Daddy, she gets very upset. It’s nothing against Steve Carrell; Alice is just looking out for Daddy’s best interests.
Tina Fey, mom to now 7-year-old Alice, and Penelope, 1, on her daughter’s take on her acting career in 2010
You just want them to be little fun weirdo’s and nerds for as long as possible. Don’t worry about being cool, you don’t want them to worry about being sexy. You just want them to be nerds. Like my older one, who is 8 now and I think we’re holding down the nerd pretty well.
She wants to play mommy and baby all the time. Like, “I be the mommy, you be the baby.” The good thing is you get to lay on the couch. So I’ll cry, “Mommy! Mommy! I need some milk!” And she’ll go, “No! I’m doing my work.”