Hilary Duff hyped the new baby to her son: ‘I’m going to chase you with her dirty diapers’

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Hilary Duff has partnered with Jiff Peanut Butter and the Boys & Girls Clubs for their Imagine If, With Jif program . Each year families “submit their kids’ ideas on projects meant to make the world a better place,” and the winning idea is given $15,000. It’s an exciting program and I’m happy it’s still going strong. Another project Hilary is working on is welcoming a baby girl with boyfriend Matthew Koma. At the Imagine If launch recently, Hilary told AOL that her six-year-old son with ex Mike Comrie, Luca, was not always so excited about the addition to the family. I don’t know, listening to Luca’s logic and Hilary’s explanation of what to expect, I think I’m with Luca on this one.

When Hilary Duff told her son, Luca, 6, that he was going to be a big brother, he wasn’t immediately thrilled about the exciting news ― in fact, he’s actually “a little nervous” about the prospect of having a little sister.

“The first conversation was pretty sad,” Duff told AOL’s Gibson Johns during a recent sit-down at the Imagine If, With Jif launch. “He was like, ‘Why?’ Because it’s been just us for six years!”

Since she broke down for Luca what this means for them as a family, he’s begun to come around on the idea of welcoming another person into the fold.

“I was like, ‘Dude, you have no idea. This is going to be a really good thing for our family. Mom has so much room in my heart for you and a sister and you’re going to have so much fun watching her grow and teaching her things,’” she recalled to us. “I also told him that babies are funny! I was like, ‘And I’m going to chase you around with her dirty diapers sometimes.’ And he was like, ‘Nooo!’ If I keep it lighthearted, then he has fun with it and I do think he’s excited. He’s touching my belly now and saying ‘goodbye’ to her when he goes to school.”

[From Huffington Post]

I hear ya’, Luca – if it’s not broken, why fix it, right? That’s my cat’s logic since we’ve begun discussing adopting another dog. I’m always interested in what drives a kid’s desire for more siblings. I remember kind of wanting a little sister but only because I was 1) the only girl and 2) the youngest so I wanted someone younger (I dropped that thought as soon as I realized how much the youngest gets away with). My kids have both said they don’t want us to have any more kids. But my friend’s kid, who is a preteen and has a younger brother, has begged for another baby since she began talking.

Regardless of Luca’s trepidation, I can’t get behind Hilary’s explanation of how it’s going to be fun. From personal experience, nothing involving a dirty diaper is fun. Nothing. But I do like her logic of presenting the idea as an entertaining adventure. Babies can be fun… but they are also a lot of work so I hope Hilary is also setting up a few expectations of the changes Luca can expect. One thing Hilary said that helped bring Luca around is spending time with Hilary’s sister Haylie’s two-month-old daughter. I’ll bet it has, and that’s a great transition from spending time with a baby to having one around full time. The story about Luca saying goodbye to Hilary’s stomach was sweet. Luca will be a great older brother. And for the record, I still back Luca’s bid to name the baby Cofant Croissant.

Younger peeps – did everyone see the finale? Thoughts? I hate to say it, but I am kind of over the whole thing. The only people I came out of this season liking is Diana, Lauren and Maggie (most of the time). At this point, I just want a for a Diana/Lauren spinoff, which I would watch the hell out of.

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  1. Esmom says:

    She looks great and sounds like she’s got the little man prepped as he can be for the new arrival.

    I only have one sibling and always yearned for more. I wanted more companionship in my house and if I’m being really honest I liked the idea of my mom’s attention being occupied elsewhere. And I always thought I wanted at least three kids of my own but quickly realized that two was more than enough for me to handle. I don’t know how people with more do it, kudos to them.

    • MaryContrary says:

      I only had one brother-and the house and holidays just seemed too quiet and boring with just us. I went on to have 4 kids so there’s definitely a lot going on, always.

      • Esmom says:

        I know what you mean about a quiet, boring house. I can imagine with four that your house is filled with energy, I love it.

      • HeatherBoBeather says:

        We just had our 4th baby (10, 6, 1.5, 6 weeks – whew) and my kids want more siblings. I think my 10 year old only wants more because she’s the only girl and she wants a sister. Although my 6 year old wants more babies as well – I think he just likes babies, lol. He wants to be a stay at home dad when he grows up.

        I love the chaos and love of our bigger family. I have always wanted at least three kids, I kind of thrive on the chaos. And I love loud, boisterous houses. I’m 99.9% sure we’re done now. The newborn phase this go round is kicking my butt.

      • MaryContrary says:

        @Heather: yes-dd really wanted a sister-but she ended up with 3 little brothers. she’s 20 now and loves them all-and totally adores her youngest-who’s only 9. I might have tried for a 5th-but I was already in my early 40s (plus Mr. Contrary would have lost his mind). Now I’m glad we stopped at 4. Congrats on the new baby!

  2. Froggy says:

    I have one sister and always wished for either more siblings or I was an only. My sister is kind of a nightmare.
    I have 3 kids. The first 2 are 18 months apart and was so chaotic when they were small, that my husband saying he wanted 6 kids ended quickly. We went on to have one more (a surprise) and my middle son was excited but my oldest son who was almost 10 was not and said ‘are you doing this bc everyone asks when you are going to try for a girl? I don’t think we need a baby around here.’ Now all 3 boys are close and I wish I could have one more but those days are over.

  3. HelloSunshine says:

    I have two siblings and now that I’m having kids, I’m realizing that two is all I want. I hope they don’t feel sad about it! I always said I wanted three but pregnancy is kinda miserable for me.
    I think it’s cute that she used humor to talk with her son about what having a baby will be like. I’m still trying to figure out how to talk to my toddler about it.

    I have to wait for the newest season of Younger to come onto Hulu 🙁

    • Nicole76705 says:

      Agreed! My husband is the one calling it done because my pregnancies have been so rough. That blissful hormone that makes us forget all the bad things makes me want one more, but nope he hasn’t budged yet.

    • HeatherBoBeather says:

      I just had a baby in July and we also have a 1.5 year old. It was pretty impossible to prepare him. We talked about the baby a lot, showed him the baby’s things and he hugged and kissed my belly a lot. He had no clue though, lol. Luckily he’s taken it all in stride, other than some tantrums here and there. I think those would happen regardless, he’s 1.5 and life is hard. lol

      • Maggie says:

        @Heather You’re a hero! My daughter is almost 2 (she’s a Halloween baby) and I can’t imagine having an infant, she’s kind of a terror right now. Not getting what she wants is the worst thing in the world.

  4. Meredith says:

    Someone else who watches Younger! I love Diana’s character. It’s been nice to see at least one of the characters evolve, I feel like nothing has changed with everyone else.