Meyers brought up how parents often times judge themselves harshly and asked Schumer if she thought she was a good mom.
“Actually, no,” Schumer replied.
“It’s interesting. You don’t know how good you’re going to be of a parent. I got some nice advice from Natalie Portman, who was like, ‘You have more instincts than you know you have.’ And what I’m finding is that Natalie Portman is a huge liar. Because so far, my instincts are all wrong.”
Schumer went on to share how she and husband Chris Fischer often try to “sneak out” when leaving their 21-month-old Gene with the nanny so he does not cry.
But after reading the book How Toddlers Thrive, she discovered it may not be the best choice.
“This book, like page one, is like, ‘Whatever you do, don’t sneak out. That’s really bad for your child,'” she said. “I’m like, ‘OK.’ Not to mention, we did name him genital.”
Schumer and Fischer originally named their baby boy Gene Attell Fischer but later changed it to Gene David Fischer after hearing the full name aloud.
“What sucks now is you can never make fun of another kid’s name,” Schumer said.
“When a celebrity has a baby and they name it something stupid, you can’t be like, ‘Nice name, idiot.’ Because it’s like, ‘Well, what did you name your kid, Amy?'”
And while Schumer said she will occasionally call up her friends to share parenting advice, she claimed “you just have to live and learn.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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