Parenting isn’t an easy task. There are lots of difficult things about parenting, and for Tom Brady, one extra thing is making parenting even harder for him.
In a new interview with “Drive with Jim Farley,” a podcast hosted by Ford CEO Jim Farley, Brady opened up about his parenting woes. Namely, his wealth is an extra hurdle- and he describes it in an interesting way.
“We have people that clean for us. We have people that make our food. We have people that drive us to the airport if we need that .… We get off a plane and there’s people waiting there for us and we get ushered in,” Brady said (via CNBC). “That’s my kids’ reality, which is the hard part, to say, ’Guys, this is not the way reality really is.” Brady added that he wasn’t raised with this kind of wealth. “I grew up in, I would say, a middle-class family home in California,” Brady said. “My dad worked his ass off for our family. My mom stayed home, took care of us kids, and I saw my mom work every day to make food for us at night … Then I look at life with my family.”
I actually find Brady’s honesty refreshing. I mean, most people can’t imagine being super wealthy being a negative in life, but Brady is pointing out that he doesn’t want to raise spoiled children. However, a lot of NFL fans weren’t super enthused by the chat, tweeting out things about how difficult parenting can be when you don’t have money and how tone-deaf the comments seemed. Again, I get it, and I do think being the kids of Tom Brady would be difficult, because from an early age, you just aren’t living in the “real world.”