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Julia Roberts Tries to Carry Her Tweens to Bed

What? You haven't tried to haul your sleeping teenager up the stairs?

In the December issue of InStyle, cover star Julia Roberts acknowledged that being a mother comes with a unique kind of heartbreak. Roberts, a mother of three — 10-year-old Henry and 12-year-old twins Hazel and Finn — opened up about the bittersweet experience of watching kids grow up.

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“All the clichés are true,” she said to InStyle. “I’m so proud of them but also... I tried to carry somebody up to bed the other night, and it was just, ‘All right, you’re gonna have to get on your feet and sleepwalk because I just can’t get up the stairs.’” Pretty impressive that she even tried, though — carrying a kid who's older than, I dunno, 6 up a flight of stairs? Sounds like some badass firefighter shit to us.

This year, Roberts and husband Danny Moder celebrated their 15-year anniversary and will soon embark on another parental challenge: rearing two teenagers, since Hazel and Finn turn 13 this month. The Oscar-winning actor herself turned 50 in October. And in addition to revealing her love of birthdays — an anomaly for women in Hollywood, apparently — Roberts got real with InStyle about the one topic all reporters seemed stuck on: her life as a woman who has lived more than half a century. (*Gasp!*)

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“Really, people?” she said about everyone's obsession with her age. “Are we still in that space? Did anyone go over this with George Clooney or Brad [Pitt] before their 50th birthdays?”

Roberts is currently promoting her new film, Wonder, based on the 2012 YA novel by R.J. Palacio. The story is about a protective mother of a small boy (played by Jacob Tremblay) who's struggling socially because of an extreme facial deformity. In a nutshell, Roberts' character Isabel has to learn to let a lot go, to embrace her family's unique reality and to stop caring what other people think.

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