Mila Kunis Admits Her Biggest Parenting Mistake: “I Turned White”

Mila Kunis August

As a society, we’re a *bit* obsessed with the every day lives of celebrities, and I think it’s fair to say that celebrity moms are judged even harsher by the people of the Internet than most of us “regular” moms are (ask Chrissy Teigen! I’m sure she’ll agree!) That’s why I appreciate Mila Kunis, mom of 21-month old Wyatt Isabelle with husband Ashton Kutcher (and to a baby on the way) admitting one of her worst parenting mistakes.

Kunis told Babble that it happened last year, and left her traumatized. The mistake? She forgot to buckle Wyatt’s car seat when setting off with her for a two-hour drive.

“You have to pack all this stuff up in anticipation of everything going horribly wrong with the first baby,” she told Babble. “And I was like, ‘I did it.’ I put her in the car. Like, I high-five myself. [As] I’m driving down the 101, I was like ‘Oh my God, I’m doing really good today.’”

Then she glanced in the rearview mirror and had a heart-stopping moment when she realized Wyatt’s buckles were totally undone.

“And I’m on the 101, and she’s just like blah, like fine in her car seat, nothing, no strap whatsoever. And I think I just turned white.”

Kunis quickly pulled over and strapped Wyatt in safely, but she was rattled by her dangerous mistake and swore she’d never tell anyone about it.  But then, a few weeks ago, she noticed her husband Ashton Kutcher had made the same mistake before they all set off together for a car trip.

“And I was like thank God . . . I wasn’t alone,” Kunis says.

I will FREELY admit I have done this at least once with all three of my children. It’s such an EASY, but dangerous mistake to make! Let Kunis’ honesty be a reminder to ALL of us to double-check those buckles before we put the car in drive, especially if our babes aren’t old enough to talk yet and tell us themselves.

Have YOU ever forgotten to buckle your kids in? What do you do to prevent it from happening again?


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Jenny Rapson
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