Ellen DeGeneres is helping out parents by reading some pages from her “Ellen DeGeneres Home” book to children
Ellen DeGeneres wants to help out all the parents of the world who are struggling to take care of their children 24/7 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The talk show host, who has hilariously been chronicling her home quarantine activities on social media, sat down for a few moments to read a few pages out of her favorite book — one of her own actually — that is all about the homes she has lived in. Totally content that the kiddos are here for, LOL.
“I am awe of all the children at home now and all the parents who are having to take care of their children more so than ever because they are not at daycare,” she started. “So I wanted to do my part and read to the kids.”
However, her book selection was a little out of the ordinary for her target audience. “What I will be reading today is from my book Ellen Degeneres Home,” she revealed. “It’s a design book and I don’t think it’s ever too early to start thinking about design.”
“This has each of our homes we lived in,” she continued. “Not all of them, just some of them, and I talk about what I have learned.”
“This one is about the Beverly Hills home, kids,” she said. “Every weekend Portia and I look at real estate listings,” she reads. “Wait, that is a lie,” she corrects herself. “We look every day. It’s our version of the comics. It’s funny though because my favorite way to shop for homes is at dinner parties. This is happened a few times. We first saw this house when we were invited over to watch American Idol. Before we saw three contestants sing, we were negotiating price per square footage with our host. So what I am saying is: don’t invite us over unless you are ready to move out.”
Just as she begins discussing the history of the home, she is interrupted by her dog. “I am reading!” she scolds him, before informing children around the world that she decided to expand the square footage of their home by buying the two surrounding properties. “Seemed like a good idea at the time, as it gave us total privacy and what was pretty much a compound.” Again she is interrupted by her dog, scolding the pooch once again. “It was a really beautiful property, we loved it there.”
When story time was over, she bid farewell. “Hope you enjoyed it kids.”
All humor aside, DeGeneres explained in the caption why she was donating her time to reading books to kids.
“THIRTY MILLION CHILDREN rely on school for food,” she wrote. “Responding to the needs of kids during school closures, @savethechildren and @nokidhungry have a new fund @SAVEWITHSTORIES to support food banks, and mobile meal trucks, and community feeding programs with funds to do what they do best—and also—with educational toys, books, and worksheets to make sure brains are full, as well as bellies.”
She then asked for donations to the cause. “If you can manage a one time gift of $10, please text SAVE to 20222. If another amount would work better for you, please visit our website—link in bio. There is no maximum and there is no minimum—together we will rise and together we can help. Thank you and stay safe. XX #SAVEWITHSTORIES.”
Other celebrities who have joined in on the cause include Demi Lovato, (Weird) Al Yankovic, and Jamie Lee Curtis.
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