Tori Spelling talks about seeing the world through the eyes of a toddler

05/27/2008 at 03:36 PM ET

Torispelling As Tori Spelling prepares to welcome a brand new baby girl into her family next week, the 35-year-old actress is also welcoming son Liam, 14-months, to toddlerhood.  In a new blog entry for Graco Tori said that Liam is already displaying some hallmark toddler behaviors — like working the crowd and mimicking his mom and dad, actor Dean McDermott.

Liam just started waving his finger at me and saying ‘No, No, No.’ It makes me laugh hysterically. And, he’s so perceptive that whenever he does something that garners laughter, he keeps doing it.

Tori said tradition is important to she and Dean as they grow their family.  The couple hope to carry on traditions that they had when they were children, like reading Goodnight Moon to Liam at bedtime, as well as start traditions of their own, like nightly family dinners.  That’s where Tori said she will someday "have an open dialogue about life" with their children. 

Family dinners are a tradition that I want to start with my family. Growing up we didn’t have family dinners all the time and I think they are very important…I want my kids to always feel safe that they can express themselves and talk to us about everything.

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Another tradition-in-the-making, at least for now, involves the morning wake-up routine of their son — Something Tori singled out as a daily highlight.

When he wakes up we bring him into our room and we give him his bottle in bed with us. He nestles right in the middle of us and the 3 of us watch cartoons (age and learning appropriate, of course!). It’s by far my favorite time of day.

When he’s not hanging out in his bumper jumper — which Tori said is Liam’s favorite place to burn off some excess toddler energy– Liam is busy exploring and learning about new things.  Seeing the world through a child’s eyes has been a revelation for Tori and Dean.

Since becoming a mom, I’ve realized that there are so much more important things in life than ourselves and what we have going on. When you see life created and watch it learn and appreciate the small things, it really puts things into perspective for you. Being a mom gives me the chance to relive things through Liams eyes and appreciate things that I never took the time to appreciate.

Source:  Graco; Photo by Chris Polk for Wireimage

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Evy Miami on

Tori-what a great Mom, it’s nice to see her talk about motherhood. It looks like she really enjoys being a mom. It’s nice to see these celebrity mom & dads express themselves in such a nice and caring way. I really like Tori’s husband when Tori said that by the time she gets up for the feeding, he already has the bottle ready! Gwen and her husband also seem to be really “hands on”. without your website we would probably have no idea how they feel or act. Now we need to hear from Tom & Katie….Keep it up CBB!

ShopLittleGifts on

Sweet moment in the morning. I think that’s really priceless – to just be together. Just looked at the video for the bumper jumper – very cool! I wonder how sturdy it is? I imagine it to be very fun for kids.

brooke on

I have always liked tori, she seems nice

ang on

that lying in bed together sounds so nice, i can totally picture it. i don’t have kids, but i go to bed early during the week so i can wake up early and lie in bed for a while with my ever-affectionate cat clambering all over me before i get up to go to work. i look forward to it every morning.