Say what you want about the ridiculousness of Magic Mike, but there's no arguing that Channing Tatum loves his daughter. Baby Everly is already almost two years old, and Tatum and his wife, Jenna Dewan, talk about her every opportunity they get. The latest in Everly news? When Tatum stopped by Live With Jimmy Kimmel to talk Foxcatcher, he and Kimmel exchanged stories about their kids that just so happened to include Tatum's masterful imitation of Everly's "poop face." This is an unfortunate phenomenon that any parent (or anyone who's been around babies for any amount of time) is more than acquainted with, and although I have never met Everly, I have met tons of other babies, and it looks to me like Tatum's impression is spot on.
"I can't help but think it reminds me of Marlon Brando in The Godfather when he dies," Tatum added in a statement that will surely haunt Everly well into her teenage years when her friends decide to look up what embarrassing things her father has said about her on YouTube.
Describing the face wouldn't do it justice, so you're just going to have to watch the video yourself to truly get the essence of Tatum's impression of his baby. My main question is this: why is Tatum still so attractive while mocking a baby's poop face?
And this is hardly the first time Tatum has been a crazy cute dad. Get ready for your ovaries to explode.
He struggled watching Everly's birth
Although let's be honest, who doesn't struggle while watching the "miracle" of life happen? Shortly after Everly's birth, Tatum gave a harrowing account of what it was like in the delivery room while he was on Chelsea Lately, and... it wasn't good, but at least it was honest:
I probably went to the bathroom four times and had a crying fit. Like, I'm just like, "I don't know what to do!" There is a real reason why God did not give, like, [guys] this ability to have babies. Because we would not be able to do it. You guys, I don't know how you do it. It's a real thing. It's like National Geographic animal-style, for real. I don't get it.
He loves seeing her experience the world
Here's why I, personally, love babies and kids: Things you see and do every day that now seem mundane? Totally brand new and fascinating experiences for kids. Tatum has found that joy with Everly, and it's so cute hearing (and reading) him talk about it.
"I love seeing her with other kids and other people," Tatum told Us Weekly. "She saw a kite for the first time and she was like, 'What was that?' It's so fun seeing her experience new things."
The Tatum-Dewan household sounds like the funnest ever
Everly, you have the coolest parents:
Dance battles do sort of happen, to be honest. When we wake up in the morning, we put on music, and while Everly’s eating we dance and it just starts to get stupid. Changing the baby is an intermission — but our daughter hates getting her diaper changed, so it’s almost like a break-dancing battle to get it on her. As soon as you lay her down, she’s bridging out of it and doing some jiu-jitsu windmill. It’s pretty intense.
And when Everly's older, she'll have to watch Step Up
As a punishment. Because who wants to watch their parents have a steamy dance scene for basically the entire length of a movie? No one. No one wants that.
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