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Celebrities are Like Us: Wanda Sykes Had Finishing Summer Reading Anxiety too {VIDEO}

Celebrities are like us: They stress over getting their children to finish their Summer readings lists too.

All Summer, I lamented over on my private Facebook page with friends over the stress of children to read their assigned books before the start of the new year and it looks like 2x 2019 Emmy-nominated comedian Wanda Sykes could relate.

The funny woman stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres daytime talk show recently and shared some insights into her own personal anxiety over the dreaded end of Summer crunch!

“The summer reading was kicking our butts,” Sykes shared with DeGeneres about how she and her wife Alex Sykes tackled kids Olivia and Lucas’ Summer Reading list. “I wish I could just trust my kids [and be like], ‘Hey, here’s the list. You’ve got to read these books.’”

Nope! Not so lucky! So when she discovered her son Lucas was behind, Sykes she did what I did with my 11- year old daughter, (also per her teacher’s recommendation): Read to him!

“I had to read three books this summer with them,” the celebrity mom revealed. “When it got close, like school was about to start [for them], I was like, ‘I’ve still got two hundred pages to cover.’ So I’m reading to them while they’re sleeping, hoping it will sink in. It was a mess.”

Skyes was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Variety Show (Taped) and Writing for a Variety Special for her Netflix standup, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal.

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Doc McStuffins Featured a Lesbian Family But Didn’t Make It A Big Deal…For A reason

Without much fanfare, The Disney Channel broadcast an episode of its popular show Doc McStuffins featuring an interracial lesbian couple last month. The episode titled Doc McStuffins titled “The Emergency Plan” was voiced by real life lesbian actresses Portia di Rossi and actress/comedian Wanda Sykes.

To perhaps make it less of a big deal and more normal, the show was not about the same sex couple being lesbians but taught kids how to prepare for an earthquake.

The lack of fanfare toward this inclusivity appears to be the first step in reflecting the world as it is, a Mashable report on the episode aptly summarized.

“I always envision Doc McStuffins as a show about what it means to accept everyone as part of our communities,” said the show’s executive producer Chris Nee in a GLAAD blogpost. “As part of a two-mom family, I’m proud to have an episode that reflects my son’s world, and shows everyone that love is love in McStuffinsville,” said Nee, who also wrote the episode.”



h/t Mashable