Busy Philipps: Why a Five-Year Age Difference Works for My Daughters
While attending Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry‘s fundraising dinner in Beverly Hills on Saturday, the actress told PEOPLE that her youngest daughter with husband Marc Silverstein is following in her very active footsteps.
“Cricket’s full on running. She’s a wild woman!” Philipps, 35, says.
“I never understood, my mom just keeps laughing and says that now I’m getting what I deserve because I was such a crazy baby.”
Although the 15-month-old is Philipps’s second child, she admits Cricket’s big sister Birdie Leigh, 6, was a “totally different” baby.
“Birdie would sit quietly by herself. I never worried about her,” the proud mama says. “We didn’t even really baby proof our house with Birdie because she just wasn’t interested in getting into trouble — [with] Cricket, if it’s not nailed down it’s off the counter.”
Philipps adds, “She throws everything. She’s really going to give us a run for our money. I love her. I’m so in love with her crazy personality.”
Although her children are almost five years years apart, the age difference has allowed for a strong bond between the two sisters. “Birdie reads to her, sometimes helps give her her bottle at night before bed. They take baths together,” Philipps shares.
“She’s just really helpful, sweet. There’s enough separation in age that Birdie is really able to participate in taking care of her. It’s cute.”
And it’s a two-way street: While Birdie “loves her little baby so much,” Cricket can’t get enough of her big sister.
“She has this Elmo board book that she’s obsessed with, that she makes Birdie read to her over and over again,” says Philipps.
— Anya Leon