Coming from the man whose motto is “just keep livin,” it’s no surprise that Matthew McConaughey has distilled the early childhood heirarchy of needs do to 3 simple categories. New parents, pay attention, cause Matthew about to drop some earth-shattering parenting wisdom:
“They eat, they crap, they sleep and if they’re crying they need to do one of the three and they’re having trouble doing it. Real simple”
Is it a bad thing that your 20-month-old can speak speak more languages than you can? Obviously, it’s a good thing for little Levi McConaughey, but for his dad it’s a bit of a sore spot.
“Levi speaks a whole lot more Portuguese than Papa does. I get a little heck for it in the household.”
Despite Matthew’s attempt to master his wife’s native language, his 20-month-old son is already much further along than his daddy when it comes becoming fluent in Portugeuse, or even respectably close to fluent. Of course, ther chronically mellow super star says it doesn’t really bother him. Says McConaughey:
“I’ve come to find that I do think it is actually healthy for our relationship that I don’t speak that much Portuguese because she doesn’t have to whisper if she’s talking noise on me. She can speak out loud.
“I don’t know what she’s saying, but it sounds great … someone can say something about you right in front of your face and you don’t even know it’s about you.”
Ha! We’re glad that Matt finds that comforting.