Sarah Jessica Parker

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Sarah Jessica Parker has a young son and infant twins, but she admits that motherhood is one tough and scary job.

The actress fielded questions today at a New York screening of I Don't Know How She Does It and told the audience that if the movie scared you about motherhood, it's with due cause.

"It's good to be scared. You should be!" she told the audience after the movie. "Love is scary and friendship is scary and children, even more so."

In fact, SJP admits that before she gave birth to son James, she worried he'd spend the rest of his life in therapy because of her!

"I remember laying in bed before my son was born, quite pregnant, thinking 'I'm going to ruin him. The first thing I say to him that's meaningful is going to scar him for life. I'm going to mean to be helpful, and it's just going to destroy him, and he's going to spend the rest of his life flat out on a couch in a therapist's office," she shared.

Luckily, it doesn't look like that will be happening, but Sarah admits that it's not always easy to juggle a successful career and a family.

"There are many months when I'm not working and many months when Matthew isn't working and it can't all be on one person," she said. "You pass the baton and then the guy sprints ahead and runs his ass off!"

But it doesn't always work that way. "When I was doing Sex and the City and my husband was doing a play, which neither had planned the timing, but that was just the way it worked. And it was awful for everybody. But then when I was shooting this movie, Matthew was also shooting a movie so we'd both leave the house at the crack of dawn. It's hard but it's our lives," she said.

SJP says the school year is the busiest part of year for her family and that once went to a school event wearing her pink fuzzy slippers, which she forgot to change out of before leaving home.

What would fashionista Carrie Bradshaw say?

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