Every mom remembers the moment when they first realized their sweet, adorable baby has officially turned into a toddler. Maybe it was the first time they threw themselves on the floor in a screaming fit, or the first time they insisted that they could do something that you used to do for them (even though they probably can’t). Toddler moms possess a type of inner strength and patience that should honestly be studied – and Scarlett Johansson is right there with us!
At God’s Love We Deliver’s Golden Heart Awards in New York City on Monday, the Asteroid City star was asked whether or not she and husband Colin Jost were “tackling the Terrible Twos” with their 2-year-old son Cosmo. “I think the ‘Terrible Twos’ are more like tackling me! Like, actually physically tackling me,” she quipped to Entertainment Tonight.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 16: Scarlett Johansson attends the 2023 God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards at The Glasshouse on October 16, 2023 in New York City. (PH๏to by Gotham/FilmMagic)© Provided by SheKnowsOh girl, I can so relate! My 19-month-old is fiercely independent, loves saying “no” to everything, and gets into more trouble than his older brothers ever dreamed of. It’s pretty safe to say all toddler moms have probably felt physically attacked by their child at one point or another.
Johansson, who is also mom to Rose, 9, from a previous relationship, previously shared how much Cosmo is talking. The Avengers star told ET back in June: “My son is very talkative. He’s not yet 2, but he did tell me the other day that his clothing was all wet. And I was like, ‘Did you just say clothing?!’”
“Yeah, he’s very verbose,” she added.
Although things may be difficult right now with a toddler, Johansson does have experience navigating this age. In a 2017 appearance on The Skinny Confidential Him Her Podcast, the actress compared raising a toddler to “being in an emotionally abusive relationship,” per PEOPLE.
“It’s really tough,” she said. “I remember my daughter when she was 2, I said, ‘This is great. I don’t know what everybody is talking about.’ And then she turned 3, and it’s like being in an emotionally abusive relationship.”
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 23: (L-R) Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost attend the “Asteroid City” red carpet during the 76th annual Cannes film festival at Palais des Festivals on May 23, 2023 in Cannes, France. (PH๏to by Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic)© Provided by SheKnowsJohansson added, “It’s just so intense. No reasoning. Very intense emotional swings and like, so bossy and adamant, and it’s just crazy.”
Sometimes, you just have to grit your teeth and get through it. One day, we’ll look back at this toddler age and miss it (… I hope!).