4 Quotes on Motherhood that Will Make You Love Gal Gadot Even More
Yesterday afternoon, I took my nine-year-old to go watch “Wonder Woman” for the first time. I had debated on whether or not I wanted to take her to the movie because I was worried about some of the more graphic scenes and a few adult references that I'm not really ready to get into discussing yet. But in the end, I decided that I wanted her to experience that message of girl power.
I found a discount theater, warned her that there would be a few parts I'd ask her to close her eyes or plug her ears for, and we happily munched our way through popcorn for the afternoon while watching Gal Gadot tear it up as the world's first female superhero. It was such a positive experience and I'm glad my daughter will have that role model in her life now.
After the movie, we talked about the real-life actress who played Wonder Woman. I told my daughter how she had been pregnant for some of the fighting scenes in the movie. My daughter was amazed and it led us into a conversation about how strong women and mothers can be. And as it turns out, Wonder Woman herself has said some pretty incredible things about motherhood too.
“The Simple Things Are The Ones That Make Us The Happiest”
Thanks to her Instagram feed, we know that Gadot is a mom just like us, who relishes the smallest moments of happiness as a mom of little kids. “Sleepless night, colic, three-months-old baby, and an early wake up by my five-year-old. Went to the garden to get some fresh air with my coffee to help me wake up and now watching The Cat In The Hat with my daughter. It always amazes me how the most simple things are the ones to make us the happiest. 📸 taken by my other sleepy half,” she wrote in one post.
Giving Birth Is A Super Power
“It's cheesy, but I feel like Wonder Woman when I give birth. When you deliver, you feel like you're a god. Like “Oh my God, I made this.”
Heck yes, Gal, heck yes. It really is a super power!
That Mothers Are Their Daughters First Role Models
Gadot knows that young girls especially need a role model like Wonder Woman–or their first original superhero, their moms–to look up to:
“I feel that I’ve got the opportunity to set a great role model for girls to look up to a strong, active, compassionate, loving, positive woman and I think it’s so important. It’s about time that somebody will do that and I’m very privileged and honored to be the one.”
Babies Are The Ultimate Responsibility
Forget saving the world–having a baby is the real deal, friends. Gadot once said: “A baby comes with such responsibility. Once you become a mother, you always have a guilt trip. You always try to do the best, but you feel you can always be better.”