When it comes to parenting her 17-month-old daughter Naleigh, Katherine Heigl says a mother's instinct is always better than dad's.
"I think it's a mother's thing to decide these things, I do. I think he should just listen and do it," she proclaimed with a laugh. "He got really mad at me for suggesting that the other day. I was like, 'But, don't you get it? Why are we fighting about what she should eat? I know! I have an instinct! It's universally called a mother's instinct!'"
The 31-year-old actress admitted she might have a difficult time with sharing parental duties, adding, "I think I'm a little bit of a control freak."
Katherine also noted that her daughter has forever changed her.
"Being a mother and being parents is this whole new world and everybody says your life's going to change and nothing will be the same. I feel like we've always had her, like she's always been a part of our family. It doesn't feel unusual. What's unusual is emotional change," she explained. "Gradually I started to feel like – it's a hard thing to describe – like you're wearing you're heart on the outside of your body for the rest of your life."
"Her heart is 100 percent fine now. She has a scar, so she won't be wearing bikinis, which is fine by us," Katherine told the mag. "A lot of children don't find forever homes because they're on that special-needs list, even if it's because of something as simple as her mother smoked cigarettes for a month, not knowing she was pregnant. That's not so huge that you couldn't handle it."
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