Ever since Riley Curry stole the show at two of her dad's post-game pressers, both Steph and Ayesha have come under fire from fans and sports writers for allowing the exuberant two-year-old to be herself.
Well, Ayesha has heard the hate and still doesn't give a hoot nor does she regret anything. In fact, all the media attention has made the Currys stronger as a family!
Penning a blog for TIME entitled, "Ayesha Curry: How to Parent When Your Kid Goes Viral," the 26-year-old NBA wife says she wouldn't have her high-spirited daughter be any other way. Ayesha contends that what we saw in both episodes of The Riley Show was a daughter wanting to spend time with her father, who is usually away practicing or at a game almost every night. While explaining how important it is is for parents to engage with their kids, Ayesha says she's proud that her husband Steph continues to make Riley a priority despite the cameras and media attention.
Read a portion of the blog below:
Anyone who knows our family knows we are extremely low maintenance, no fuss, and very relaxed. You walk into our home, and there are toys scattered everywhere. It's perfectly disorganized, and we wouldn't have it any other way. My husband and I are, after all, two young parents in our twenties with a 2-year-old daughter, Riley, and another child on the way. We're just trying to figure it all out and above all make sure we raise our family in a happy, healthy home that is full of faith and love. (...)
Last week, Riley joined her father in a press conference, and some thought she stole the show. I thought it was beautiful, and I wouldn't change a thing. There can be more than 50 people and 10 cameras—not counting camera phones—in the room during press conferences, so it can be overwhelming. But my husband handled his duties on the podium with ease and class. And my daughter was who she is—vibrant, spunky, and full of life. I hope she carries this with her through adulthood.
Stephen attends practice every day, and gives his all during the games on an almost-nightly basis. When that's over, all he wants is to see his family, and on the day of that press conference, our daughter wanted to be with her father. I thought it was beautiful for him not to push his daddy duties to the bottom of the list just because all eyes were on him. I believe you should let your children be children, and don't be afraid to be a parent, regardless of who's watching.
Family matters! Our children matter! At the end of the day, when all the lights dim, and the cameras are gone, we are still here as his biggest, loudest, and most supportive cheerleaders. We are also extremely proud that in spite of some criticism, Riley was able to share in that experience with her father and bring joy and laughter into the lives and homes of many all over the world.
Peep page two for how Steph says Riley impacts his life, and whether there will be more episodes of the Riley Show: