February 26, 2014 11:00 AM


When Mayim Bialik‘s sons Miles, 8, and Frederick, 5½, grow up, they’re going to be in for a big surprise.

During a Tuesday interview with Howard Stern, The Big Bang Theory star revealed that, in her kids’ eyes, her career is just being a mom.

“They don’t really know who momma is,” the former Blossom star tells Stern.

“My older son knows that people come up to me and say, ‘Big bang, big bang,’ and want to take pictures. But to them, they know me as the person who cleans the toilets and makes their breakfast.”

When it comes to her famous childhood role, “They’ve seen a Blossom doll, like the Barbie doll,” says the actress, 38. “My oldest son used to call it ‘the momma doll.’ He thought every momma had a Barbie doll.”

Bialik, who’s made headlines for her views on attachment parenting, finalized her divorce from Michael Stone in 2013, so when she spends time with her sons, she says they have better things to do than discuss her career.

“I don’t have a TV, I don’t show them movies. I’m sharing custody, so when I see them I don’t really want to put them in front of a TV,” she explains.

For now she prescribes to the adage, “I’ll tell you when you’re older.” Says Bialik, “When they get closer to the age I was when I started acting, then it will be interesting to say to them, ‘This is who I was when I was your age.'”

— Janine Rayford Rubenstein

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