If Selma Blair‘s turn playing Kris Kardashian on American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson had audiences wondering why they hadn’t seen more of the actress in recent years, the answer’s simple: she’s been having too much fun playing a later-in-life mom to her son Arthur Saint.
“I’ve been very much hunkered up at home,” Blair, 43, told PEOPLE while attending the 15th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball, a charity event spearheaded by her close friend Rebecca Gayheart, confessing that she’s simply been loving being a mom “every day.”
“I’m up at 5:45, I’m playing Candy Land by 5:47,” she jokes. “I remind myself every moment, I think, because I did have my child later than a lot of people have children. So I’ve had a whole life to live and realize the grass isn’t always greener. I just need more sleep, but I do appreciate every moment.”