Ayesha Curry is the wife of NBA MVP Stephen Curry and the mother of Riley Curry, a 2-year-old baby who is starting to outshine her father for media attention, causing some backlash.
How can you be a good parent when both your husband and toddler are busy with fame and critics are trying to interject? Curry gave a few hints in a blog for Time.
Riley Curry recently catapulted herself to fame when the 2-year-old baby crashed her father’s press conference, according to CNN. Some sports journalists were peeved at the little girl’s interference.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, two high-profile ESPN reporters took issue with Riley being in the post-game press conference. NBA veteran reporter Ric Bucher, even described the little girl as an “adorable menace” and said he found Stephen Curry’s weakness: “parenting.”
Ayesha Curry seemed to care less about the reporters grievances in her article. Instead, she calls the press event “beautiful.”
“Stephen attends practice every day, and gives his all during the games on an almost-nightly basis. When that’s over, all he wants is to see his family, and on the day of that press conference, our daughter wanted to be with her father. I thought it was beautiful for him not to push his daddy duties to the bottom of the list just because all eyes were on him. I believe you should let your children be children, and don’t be afraid to be a parent, regardless of who’s watching.”
Ayesha also explained that she was proud of her husband who “handled his duties on the podium with ease and class.”
Curry was also fine with Riley’s behavior, saying “and my daughter was who she is — vibrant, spunky, and full of life. I hope she carries this with her through adulthood.”
Ayesha Curry went on to say you can never be too busy for your child, and your responsibilities as a parent should never get “pushed to the bottom of the list,” regardless of who that might upset.
Despite Ayesha’s high standards for her husband’s parenting, he has still managed excellent performance on the court. On the night of the press conference, the Golden State Warriors point guard had scored 34 points, made six rebounds, and made five assists.
Ayesha Curry concluded her article by explaining, “Family matters! Our children matter!”
“At the end of the day, when all the lights dim, and the cameras are gone, we are still here as his biggest, loudest, and most supportive cheerleaders. We are also extremely proud that in spite of some criticism, Riley was able to share in that experience with her father and bring joy and laughter into the lives and homes of many all over the world.”
The full parenting blog by Ayesha Curry at Time Magazine can be found here.