Cameron Diaz already feels like a mother

04/24/2007 at 08:24 AM ET

CameronShrek actress Cameron Diaz, 34, recently opened up to OK! Magazine in which she talks about being her maternal instincts and her love of kids.

On her maternal instincts: I think we all have that maternal ability. I’m a mother now; it’s a nurturing nature that we all have. I definitely don’t want to have children right now. This schedule is killing me. I mean, where am I going to fit a baby in between interviews? [laughs]

When she becomes a mom, Cameron will treat her child like a ‘human being.’ I always say I’m terrible with kids, but I think I’m pretty good with [them]. I love kids. They’re great. I don’t treat kids like kids because I was never treated like a kid. I treat kids like human beings because that’s how I was treated. Some kids get it and some kids don’t.

Source: OK! Magazine, April 30, 2007 issue

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Tam on

I’m glad Cameron realizes that she doesn’t have time for children right now. It’s a shame that some celebrities out there have babies when they’re not ready, then hand them off to the nannies while they go out and party.

Kori on

For some reason it irritates me that she calls herself a mother when she’s not. That’s just weird. If you haven’t raised a child day in and day out, you’re not a mother. Motherly instincts does not give you the right to say your a mother, that honor goes to those of us who have carried a person for 9 months or gone through an agonizing adoption process..been up long nights, dried tears, celebrated milestones…

On the flipside, I like her philosophy about treating kids as humans, period…..not as kids, or mini-humans, or inferior. Children should be treated as full-blown human beings, with all the respect you would give an adult individual.

Rose on

I thought this blog was about celebrity kids? Why another Cameron Diaz post about how she’s not having one?

? She’s talking about children. CBB covers a wide-range of topics including fashion, gear, etc, not celebrity children only.

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