We all kind of secretly wish Madonna was our mom, don’t we? Well, we’re probably out of luck, because now that the Material Mom is single, she’s already stretched thin with her brood of four.

In a recent interview with Rock Center’s Harry Smith, Madonna fessed up to not being as tough on her kids as she should be. “It’s hard,” Madonna explains, “Every day is a negotiation.” Despite her work schedule, she aims to stay involved, revealing her typical round of questioning when she returns home: “’Have you done your homework?' and 'Why are you wearing that?' and 'Why did you say that?' and 'What are you eating that for?'"

When asked about her reaction to the infamous photo of her 15-year-old Lourdes Leon puffing on a cigarette last month, she says she “wasn’t very happy,” adding, “I don’t approve of anyone smoking cigarettes — most of all my daughter.”

But Madge — did she maybe learn it from watching you? The video for her new single from MDNA, “Girl Gone Wild,” features Madonna smoking a cigarette of her own. However Madonna explains that not only were those pics of Lourdes snapped before the video in question was filmed, she also insists she doesn’t smoke and that cigarette was “just an accessory.”  

Kinda can’t argue with that logic, Lourdes — after all, who knows how to accessorize better than Madonna?

Source: msnbc

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