Kate Hudson believes that the most important part of parenting is instilling a sense of humor in her kids.
The 41-year-old rom-com darling shared a video in matching twinkle pajamas with her two-year-old daughter Rani Rose Fujikawa on Monday, as they had a lesson in ‘funny.’
The animated tot was seen exercising her silliest faces as Hudson said, ‘Parenting goal number one: make sure they’re funny,’ while marveling over her personality.
Funny faces: Kate Hudson, 41, shares a funny-faced video of daughter Rani Rose, two, as she says the most important parenting goal is making sure her kids are ‘funny’
Standing against a window in their Los Angeles home, Hudson turns to Rani – who she shares with boyfriend of three years Danny Fujikawa – and says ‘Rani, what do you think is funny?’
The tot proceeds to giggle as Hudson prompts, ‘Show me your sour face – it’s so funny,’ as Rani shows off for the camera and makes Kate laugh.
Friends Paris Hilton and Ashley Benson commented on the video with heart eye emojis.
A full day of playing together, Later the Almost Famous actress posted a video of Rani with a microphone as she told Kate, ‘sing mommy sing’ trying to coax her to croon Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.
Giggles: The rom-com darling said that she had achieved the goal at the top of her parenting list as her playful tot showed her sense of humor on camera
Playtime: The ladies sported matching twinkle pajamas as Kate prompted her ‘what do you think is funny?’
Funny faces: ‘Show me your sour face – it’s so funny,’ the Almost Famous actress prompted
Giggle fit: Hudson was beyond amused by her daughter’s playful performance for the camera as they hung out at their home in LA
Her only daughter, Hudson is also mother to 17-year-old Ryder from her seven year marriage to Chris Robinson and Bingham, nine, with whom she shares with Muse frontman Matt Bellamy.
Over the weekend she opened up to Willie Geist on Sunday Today where she spoke about her multiple partners and how her romantic life was impacted by being estranged from her father.
‘I’ve got multiple dads, I’ve got kids all over the place,’ she confessed.
Doting mom: Hudson is the mother to Ryder, Bingham and Rani from her various partnerships over the years; pictured January 7
Fractured family: Hudson opened up about how her romantic life was affected by being estranged from her father with Willie Geist on Sunday Today; pictured January 13
The daughter of Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson, Kate spoke about not having a relationship with her father alongside brother Oliver Hudson, calling it a ’41-year-old issue.’
‘I think that estrangement is unfortunately quite common and I think it’s important for people to talk about that,’ she said.
Bill – who has five kids in total – told DailyMail.com in 2015 ‘I say to them now, “I set you free.” I had five birth children but I now consider myself a father of three. I no longer recognize Oliver and Kate as my own.’
Giving many harsh interviews as he reflected on his non-existent relationship with them he proceeded to say, ‘I would ask them to stop using the Hudson name. They are no longer a part of my life,’ adding that he felt Goldie had poisoned them against him and made it impossible for him to see them.
Father figure: Hudson and her brother Oliver have been estranged from their father Bill for as long as they can recall, with him previously speaking out about no longer recognizing them as his children in a 2015 interview
Harping on the importance of having a sense of humor to deal with her family troubles over the years, she said, ‘You ‘sometimes need a little bit of talk ― and humor ― to move us into places where we can heal some of the wounds that have affected us.’
Raised primarily by Hawn and her longtime partner Kurt Russell, Hudson said ‘I have a great family,’ while calling out the importance of having a dependable male figure in her life.
‘I have a stepfather who stepped in and played a huge, huge part in sharing what it is to have a dependable father figure in our life, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that we didn’t know our dad.’
The Fabletics founder added, ‘The only expectations I really have that are really high on my life is with my kids and with family stuff,’ as she spoke about ensuring that her children have as much stability as possible to make up for her fractured childhood.
Poisoned: Raised by Goldie and her longtime partner Kurt Russell, her biological father claimed he never abandoned his kids but rather Goldie ‘poisoned’ them against him; pictured with Russell and Hawn in 2017