Busy Philipps' 7-Year-Old Daughter Cricket Inspires Her to Post Bikini Pic

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Busy Philipps' youngest daughter has taught her to embrace her laidback summer style. The 41-year-old actress is the mom of 11-year-old Birdie and 7-year-old Cricket and opened up in a new Instagram post about how her youngest has inspired her. 

"The other night Cricket(my?7 year old) said to me AND I QUOTE, 'you know what I love a LOT? How you wear just a bathing suit top and, like, your jean shorts or a skirt. I don’t know why *I* don’t do that. I packed a lot of bikinis, too*. I should do that. I really like the way it looks on you,'" Philipps recalled. "And it was so sweet and pure and loving." 

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The other night Cricket(my🦄7 year old) said to me AND I QUOTE, “you know what I love a LOT? How you wear just a bathing suit top and, like, your jean shorts or a skirt. I don’t know why *I* don’t do that. I packed a lot of bikinis, too*. I should do that. I really like the way it looks on you.” And it was so sweet and pure and loving and she still sees me as perfect (even when I am so hard on myself and can’t even see it a little bit) and anyway-how much longer could that last really? Before she looks at me one day and just thinks ugh? Another year maybe? My heart will break into a million pieces when I see it. Maybe it’s why some people just keep having more kids- to stave off the inevitable. But also? I don’t know. Maybe she won’t ever look at me and think ugh. And also. She’s right. It IS kinda a rad look for your mom. *cricket has exactly one bikini- which she did pack, a hand me down from her sister.

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In the photo, the actress and former talk show host is rocking a cherry red bikini top and denim shorts while holding a sparkler. Philipps was moved by seeing herself through her daughter's eyes. 

"She still sees me as perfect (even when I am so hard on myself and can’t even see it a little bit) and anyway-how much longer could that last really? Before she looks at me one day and just thinks ugh? Another year maybe?" she speculated. "My heart will break into a million pieces when I see it. Maybe it’s why some people just keep having more kids- to stave off the inevitable. But also? I don’t know. Maybe she won’t ever look at me and think ugh. And also. She’s right. It IS kinda a rad look for your mom."

Philipps went on to clarify that her 7-year-old only had one bikini that she had as a hand-me-down from her older sister. She's been having fun with her kids while quarantining. 

Philipps' Cougar Town co-star Courteney Cox has also been having some bikini fun during quarantine. Watch the clip below for more:

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