Pink Is Teaching Her Daughter Important Lessons About Boys & Being True to Herself
When 6-year-old Willow asked her mom about dating, the pop singer had a pitch-perfect response.
Pink fans, rejoice! Not only are you treated to tons of sweet glimpses at the pop star's rockin' #momlife on social media, but this month, Pink is the January 2018 cover star of Cosmopolitan. While chatting with the magazine, the singer got into a particularly interesting discussion she had with Willow, her 6-year-old daughter with husband Carey Hart.
“She said to me the other day, ‘How many boys can I have at once?’" Pink shared. "And I said, ‘Excuse me?’ I said, ‘Probably none of them because they won’t deserve you.'"
In order to deserve Willow, Pink explained to her little girl, "They have to be kind, respectful. They have to be chivalrous, they have to be good to their moms. They have to be good-looking, they have to be funny.” Preach, mama!
It's not that the mom of two is teaching her eldest to be picky. On the contrary, she's aiming to instill a sense of personal identity and self-confidence. “Another very important thing I tell my daughter is it’s very fun to be weird and it’s very boring to be normal,” Pink shared. “I have a rule with Willow that we don’t say mean things, and we don’t say things we don’t mean.”
In an interview with The Mirror this week, Pink explained that Willow and her 11-month-old brother Jameson Moon are growing up in a "very label-less household." “I was in a school and the bathroom outside the kindergarten said: ‘Gender Neutral – anybody’, and it was a drawing of many different shapes," she explained. “I took a picture of it and I wrote: ‘Progress’. I thought that was awesome. I love that kids are having this conversation."
So, while Willow is curious about dating boys, she can also envision a partnership with a woman. “Last week Willow told me she is going to marry an African woman," Pink shared with the U.K. outlet. "I was like: ‘Great, can you teach me how to make African food?’ And she’s like: ‘Sure mama, and we are going to live with you while our house is getting ready.’”
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At the end of the day, Pink's priority is to encourage her daughter to hone her communication skills and identity. “I want her to speak her truth, and I want her to practice it now with me, so that she can be good at it later,” Pink told Cosmopolitan. “I think one of the most helpful things to remember in life to be true to herself. She’s already a really strong little f—er!”