"Olive's teacher said, 'When you're sitting around the dinner table, you should talk about it.' But I'm a single mom — we eat around the tiny kitchen island, usually watching a cartoon and chitchatting," she continued, adding with a laugh, "I was like, 'Oh my God, when you're sitting down for a family dinner?' Me and Norman Rockwell."
And her girls, Barrymore said, are what she's "most proud of" in her life: "Nothing in my life's journey was like, 'It's gonna happen for you.' And having kids was not something I wanted to get wrong. So I waited a long time."
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