Schwarzenegger Pratt shared she wants to continue to live and raise her kids with the values her family has instilled in her.
Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt could not be more grateful for having great parents, who are now hands-on grandparents. Speaking with The New York Times ahead of the release of her new children's book, Good Night, Sister, this week, the author praised mom Maria Shriver and dad Arnold Schwarzenegger for being great parents and for being involved in the lives of her two daughters, Eloise Christina, 8 months, and Lyla Maria, 2½.
She said that both her parents live just a few minutes away from her home with her husband Chris Pratt. Schwarzenegger Pratt further revealed that her journalist mom, 67, hosts a weekly mommy-and-me class for Lyla and her friends while her actor and politician dad, 75, has a miniature pony in his backyard that his granddaughters are fond of, reported PEOPLE.
"I know this sounds crazy, but I really would love to just do exactly what they did," she said to the outlet about her Shriver and Schwarzenegger's parenting. The author, 33, continued, "I look back on how much of life my parents kept private, and I have a lot of respect for it. I think they kept a lot of their relationship private, they kept us kids private, you know, they didn't take us to red carpets, they didn't have us parading around in front of everybody," she added.
She did not have any interest in the family business of politics and wasn't sure she could see her husband, the Guardians of the Galaxy actor, take that step either, but she does want to continue to live and raise her kids with the values her family has instilled in her.
"I want to be like how my parents always raised us," she said, adding, "to work really hard and to be really good people and to leave the world a better place." Schwarzenegger Pratt was recently seen on an episode of the podcast Best Friend Energy, where she chatted with The Home Edit's Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin about her life as a mother and discussed the loving relationship Shriver has with her little ones.
"She just has so much fun with my daughters … with Lyla now, they will do their own thing," said Schwarzenegger Pratt. "It's kind of like I'm an outsider now. They are very cliquey," she teased. "They go upstairs, they go into my mom's bathroom and to her vanity. Lyla will come out with a full face of makeup."
She noted that she sees a "totally different side" of Shriver as a grandma to her daughters. "It's the side that I remember her being when we were younger when we were little kids," she said. "She always talks about that being the most fun time."
Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt might not be joining her parents' career paths but she is following in her parent's footsteps in raising her kids.
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