The Siriously Delicious food blogger and cookbook author, 37, recently dished to PEOPLE’s Celeb Parents Get Real about the differences in how she and her Today co-host husband parent their three kids: daughters London Rose, 4 next month, and Etta Jones, 5½, plus son Jackson James, 9.
“I don’t consider myself a strict parent. However, I feel like I’m always sort of ‘bad cop’ and that my husband Carson is ‘good cop,’ ” she admitted. “He gets to be fun dad and I’m the one that probably has to nag them.”
” ‘Did you do your homework? Did you brush your teeth? Eat your food?’ ” Siri emphasizes. “But I don’t think I’m strict. I don’t know.”
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The mother of three will never forget her most embarrassing parenting moment, when son Jackson was about 4 or 5. First giving a backstory about how she’d give him a “kiddie cocktail” at home consisting of juice and “bubbly water,” she recalls a hilarious time when that nickname backfired.
“We were at this bagel shop and I asked him if he wanted orange juice — it was really busy,” Siri says. “And he said, very loudly, ‘Mommy, I only like orange juice in my cocktails.’ “
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One parenting moment Siri wishes she could redo, perhaps with a little more patience? Potty training daughter Etta, whom she explains was “slower with it” than Jackson had been.
“I had such an easy time with my first that I was very stressed about the timeline of things with her, and if I could do it differently I wish I would’ve just relaxed a little and realized she’d get there when she’d get there,” she says.
Daly’s cookbook Siriously Delicious is available now on amazon.com.