6 Reasons Why Justin and Jessica Will Be Great Parents
He's done his homework. Though nothing really prepares you for parenthood, doing a little prep work ahead of time can help. Justin, naturally, is already on top of it. He's reportedly reading baby books and learning how to change diapers and swaddle. And as godfather to three-year-old Sophia, he's already had some practice with kids.
He's going to own the bedtime routine. Take a load off, Jessica. Justin's got the nighttime thing under control. Unlike most of us, who lull our infants to sleep with warblings of half-remembered nursery rhymes, we expect Baby Timberlake will be treated to super-smooth medleys delivered in pitch-perfect tone. And since Dad's dance moves are the stuff of legend, you know the rocking and swaying will be anything but boring.
She'll make the yummiest meals. When it's time for their babe to start solids, Jessica will already know what foods kids love to eat. That's because she can try out different menus in her soon-to-open, kid-friendly organic restaurant and bakery, Au Fudge.
They'll take explosive diarrhea, projectile vomiting and spit-ups in stride. Let's be honest: It takes a good sense of humor to survive raising a baby, especially when you're sleep deprived and crazy cranky. Luckily, Justin and Jessica have it in spades. She famously Yahoo'd herself on camera, while his SNL skits have earned him some Emmys.
They'll have no problem keeping up with a baby. All of JT's dancing and Jessica's stealthy action-movie skills will come in handy from day one. If they're not lugging a heavy stroller and carseat everywhere, they'll taking on everyday tasks with one less hand. And all that cardio and yoga will really pay off when their kiddo starts walking.
They adore (and support!) each other. Nothing can turn your neatly made life into a game of 52-card pick-up like a baby, so it helps if your bond with your partner is already rock-solid. And it seems like the Biel-Timberlake union is on very firm footing. If their adorable pregnancy announcement isn't proof enough, consider this shout-out he gave his wife during a recent awards acceptance speech: "You can't have innovation without creation," he told the crowd. "I want to thank my best friend, my favorite collaborator, my wife, Jessica, at home, who is watching. Honey, I can't wait to see our greatest creation yet." (Us, too!)
I want to hear from you: How do you think Justin and Jessica will be as parents? What parenting advice would you give them?
Bonnie Gibbs Vengrow is a New York City-based writer and editor who traded in her Blackberry and Metro card for playdates and PB&J sandwiches—and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to watch her feisty, funny son grow up.Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+