Turns out supermodels married to hunky superstar athletes are a lot like normal people. Or — at least they can be when it comes to keeping track of their kids’ swiftly soaring heights, with the time-honored tradition of making hand-written marks on a wall at home. Indeed, Gisele Bündchen jots her kids’ growth on a wall of her home — the very gracious home she lives in with husband Tom Brady.
To be fair, Bündchen and Brady’s combined net worth is more than a half billion dollars, according to Business Insider — so that’s one of the places their path diverges from the rest of us. But, millionaires or not, it seems that sometimes, at least, her kids even take the responsibility for handling the task of measuring their heights all by themselves.
In a new Instagram post, Bündchen shared a snap of her 6-year-old daughter, Vivian, and 9-year-old son, Benjamin, whom she shares with the New England Patriots’ star QB. In the sweet family pic, Vivian is standing against the wall, looking up at her brother as he stands facing her, holding a book over her head to carefully mark her height on the wall behind her.
“Please, tell me how am I supposed to handle this? They just melt my heart. #measurementday,” the Brazilian-born Bündchen captioned the Instagram shot, before translating the caption into her native language, Portuguese, as well.
The model mama Bündchen regularly posts photos of her children on Instagram, with intimate captions about her experience of motherhood.
Recently, she shared a throwback to her breastfeeding days in honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month. She noted, “One of the most special moments I’ve shared with my kids was while breastfeeding. That special look you get, that feeling of connection is unlike anything I have ever experienced.”
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One of the most special moments I’ve shared with my kids was while breastfeeding. That special look you get, that feeling of connection is unlike anything I have ever experienced. I love how #breastfeedingawarenessmonth shines a light on the importance of breastfeeding. Yes, in the beginning it can be difficult, it can hurt (the cracks, bleeding, engorgement), but no matter how challenging, I would not change that experience for anything in this world. I feel blessed that I was able to nourish them in this way. Congratulations to all mamas out there for the effort that we put in, the ones who breastfeed, and those who could not and have had heartbreaking moments trying to. I celebrate all of you! 💕 🤱🏼💗 Um dos momentos mais especiais que compartilhei com meus filhos foi durante a amamentação. O olhar especial que você recebe e o sentimento de conexão são diferentes de tudo que já experimentei. Adorei a iniciativa do #mêsdaconscientizaçãosobreaamamentação, pois esclarece a importância da amamentação. Sim, no começo pode ser difícil, pode doer (as rachaduras, o sangramento, o ingurgitamento), mas não importa o quão desafiador, não mudaria essa experiência por nada neste mundo. Me sinto abençoada por poder nutri-los dessa maneira. Parabéns a todas as mães pelo esforço que colocam , não só aquelas que amamentaram, mas também aquelas que não puderam e tiveram momentos dolorosos tentando. Eu celebro todas vocês!
Brady also stars in his wife’s parenting posts. In a Father’s Day tribute, she shared a family pic of dad with their kids, writing, “There’s no words to describe how much you mean to us. There’s nothing that we love more than being with you! Besides being the best tickler, pancake maker and hair cuter in the world you are the best dad! Thank you for always making us feel safe and for loving us the way that you do. We love you so much!” Our hearts are melted too.
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Happy Father’s Day my love. There’s no words to describe how much you mean to us. There’s nothing that we love more than being with you! Besides being the best tickler, pancake maker and hair cuter in the world you are the best dad ! Thank you for always making us feel safe and for loving us the way that you do. We love you so much!❤️❤️❤️❤️ Feliz Dia dos Pais, meu amor. Não há palavras para descrever o quanto você significa para nós. Não há nada que amamos mais do que estar com você! Além de fazer as melhores cócegas, panquecas, e cortes de cabelo, você também é o melhor pai! Obrigada por sempre nos fazer sentir seguros e por nos amar. Nós te amamos muito!