What’s the hardest part of being a mother?
– Being enough. Keeping calm when there’s someone eating on you, of you, from you and another one’s asking a thousand questions about what Triceratops do on Saturdays, while the third one wants you to practice soccer penalties out in the rain and the fourth one is staring at you all wronged and abandoned in the corner.
What are you afraid of?
– Not much. Not being able to be a part of things, perhaps. Of life, of the tempest, of those moments slipping through your fingers.
When are you truly happy?
– When I’m reaching my fullest potential. When I practice my profession and knock myself out of balance. When I’m outdoors with my tribe, we’re eating our lunch pack and I can see they understand the greatness in the little things. I’ve also felt happiness at the theatre. Both as an audience memeber and as part of the creative chaos. I’m also happy when surrounded by the buzz of my lovely friends.
You live a toxic free life. in practice, what does that mean? do you have any advice for the uninitiated?
– Minimize your consumption of new stuff! You can inherit, borrow or buy stuff on Blocket for
your kids, except old plastic toys which can be very frightening… We eat organic food both at restau- rants and at home. You’ll still get that shit in your body. At school, pre school and at lunch restaurants. Somewhere, there has to be a safe haven. We use organic products for our skin and hair, and all of our soaps and cleaning and washing products are gentle to your skin and environmentally friendly. I don’t even think about it anymore. We don’t use synthetic material in our carpets or furniture. Pay attention to pacifiers, feeding bottles, water bottles and other things that kids put in their mouths. Store food in glass jars or in stainless steel cans. Minimize the amount of unnecessary plastic toys and tell your friends and relatives that you don’t need a 6.6 feet robot for Christmas this year either.