Channing Tatum: Every parent has that moment (+ must-see dance moves!)

"We like to think of ourselves as big, strong men, and we could handle whatever situation. And reality is [that women] are so much stronger than we could ever be."

Photo: @ChanningTatum via Instagram

Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum. Photo: @ChanningTatum via Instagram

First order of business…, this video thoughhhh…

Now, we *swoon* (again).

Now, we talk about Channing Tatum‘s utter adorableness, especially when it come to his thoughts on parenting and birthing. Yes, the Magic Mike XXL star, 35, gave a sweet little interview in the August issue of Vanity Fair, and you need to see these snippets.

“It was crazy,” he says of the arrival of daughter Everly, now two years old. “You feel helpless. We like to think of ourselves as big, strong men, and we could handle whatever situation. And reality is [that women] are so much stronger than we could ever be. There’s a reason why we weren’t given that job, evolutionary or whatever. My wife, she’s a warrior. She did it as natural as you can. [As a man], you’re basically a cheerleader. ‘Come on, baby. You can do it.’ I would’ve tapped out in the first.”

OMG, who is he now? The new Ryan Gosling? Hey, girl! That “woman warrior” bit calls for at least one emoji: 💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪❤️.

“It’s scary,” he continues. “You made this thing and have to bring it into the world together. You think people are going to be there, but ultimately you just have each other. Knock on wood, everything goes well, now you have a baby. They’re like, ‘OK, here you go.’ They hand it to you, and you’re like, ‘Uh, wait a minute. Aren’t you guys going to come home with us and make sure we’re not screwing this thing up?’ I think every parent has that moment where they’re like, ‘Oh, maybe this was a bad idea; We don’t know how to do this.’ You can’t put it back in there. It doesn’t go that direction.”

Photo: @ChanningTatum via Instagram, May 2014

Photo: @ChanningTatum via Instagram, May 2014

“But Jenna is a super mom,” he adds, referring, of course, to wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum, whom he met on the set of Step Up in 2006 and married in 2009. “There’s no other way to say it. She is there every single second, every single day. I love being a dad. They’re like little mirrors running around. They show you things about yourself you wouldn’t pay attention to before. Jenna says it all the time: ‘Oh, my God, that is so you right there.’ But I don’t know if I’m good at it.”

“I now look back on my own parents and have a better appreciation.”

Photo: Vanity Fair

Photo: Vanity Fair

Get more Tatum (great interview and pics) in the latest Vanity Fair! Available on digital today and on stands July 14.

xo Haley-O
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