Kate Hudson on Raising Two Boys: ‘You Love Them and Then You Can’t Stand Them Sometimes’

02/18/2016 at 01:30 PM ET

Kate Hudson sometimes feels a little outnumbered in her own home.

The mother of sons Ryder, 12, and Bingham, 4½, spoke to Late Show host Stephen Colbert on Wednesday about the antics of her mischievous boys.

“Let’s start with the fact that I, literally five seconds ago, was on FaceTime with his teacher, going like, ‘He did what? He did … ?’ ” Hudson, 36, said of her “tween.”

“He’s a great kid, I love him so much,” she added. “They’re your kids and you love them and then you can’t stand them sometimes — it’s just the truth.”

Kate Hudson sons Ryder Bingham

The new author also talked about her sons’ bedtime routine, describing how she has to raise her voice to get the “rowdy” boys to stop jumping on the bed.

“Then it turns into kicking, and then they’re hitting each other, and I’m like, ‘Guys, you gotta stop,’ and then for some reason Ryder did something to Bing and, next thing you know, Bing started to cry,” she shared. “Ryder’s like, ‘He’s the one who’s crying, he’s the one who hit me,’ and then next thing you know — Bing is not sick, he’s not ill — he just throws up.”

She continued: “He threw up everywhere and he thought it was hilarious!”

Kate Hudson sons Ryder Bingham
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So what did big brother Ryder do? “He threw up because it was so gross!” Hudson said.

“These are the moments that test you as a parent. I was like, ‘G-g-get out of my room,’ ” she said in a shaky voice.

— Andrea Park

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Brooke on

Careful with those words.

I am a middle aged woman and I STILL remember my mom saying, “I love you but I don’t like you at ALL” when I was a kid. Bothered me then…ticks me off now

SAR on

That’s true of all children, regardless of gender. Sometimes parents can’t stand their kids. And sometimes — a lot of times — kids can’t stand their parents.

guest on

She is just being honest and I admire that. Kate is so much like Goldie it’s unreal. And girls scare me much more than boys. Yikes, no thank you!!

Sara on

I can totally relate, and any mother who says she can’t is lying. We ALWAYS love our children, but sometimes we don’t LIKE them. It is human nature. Just because we gave birth to them doesn’t mean we enjoy them every minute of every day.

Leigh on

I love my boys and most of the time I really like them. But sometimes they can drive me to the brink and I tell them to give me space. They think this is hysterical.

katiejung05@yahoo.com on

I don’t like that she said this. As someone who has struggled to have a baby, I just get angry at comments like this! You’re blessed Kate to have two healthy boys.

boo on

Brooke, get over it. surely now as a big girl, you know the difference. i love my son unconditionally, but at 18 he’s a jerk, and many days i totally dislike him! doesn’t make me a bad mom, he’s not gonna go off the deep end. it’s ok and it’s part of everyday real life

Just Me on

Ugh… she’s just being honest. Any parent that says they don’t agree is lying. Which makes sense in this day and age when mother’s are supposed to be superhuman and perfect 24/7. As for those who feel the need to say that parents shouldn’t do/say something because they can’t have kids… I’m sorry that you’re having fertility issue, but no one should have to censor themselves to spare your feelings. I had fertility issues as well. It took me nearly 9 years to get pregnant, but that doesn’t give me, or anyone else, the right to say that someone else shouldn’t talk about the ups AND THE DOWNS of parenting. As mother’s we love our kids… but there are times when those kids drive us absolutely insane. Again, if you disagree, then you’re either lying or your not spending enough time with your kids.

Paige on

Yup her younger son is just a mini-me Kate!

Anonymous on

How do you know what she does with her days and when she is home and not home?