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Halle Berry shares what motherhood means to her

Halle Berry (Photo Credit: Bang Media)

Halle Berry say she hopes her children have “something big” planned for Mother’s Day.

The proud parent – who has 11-year-old daughter Nahla with ex Gabriel Aubry and five-year-old son Maceo with ex Olivier Martinez – admitted parenting can be a “thankless” job so she’s looking forward to Sunday, May 12, because the holiday means the attention is on her.

“They better be planning something big. That’s what I gotta say, because Mother’s Day is the only holiday I really care about,” she joked with “Entertainment Tonight.”

“It’s the only day where we get to have our kids tell us and show us how much they love us, because most of the year it’s a pretty thankless job.

“That day, I’m like, ‘Yeah, give it all to me. Give it, give it, give it.’ And they do, and so it’s great.”

Berry’s daughter turned 11 in March, and the 52-year-old actress shared a touching photo of them together on a beach as she gushed over her girl.

She wrote on Instagram at the time: “Sometimes in life you meet the most wonderful people in the world, the people that teach you the greatest life lessons, respect you beyond measure and who love you for just you.

“For me that person is my beautiful daughter. As she turns 11 today, I could not be more proud of her.

“She has changed my life in so many wonderful ways and I can’t wait to see how she changes the world! Happy Birthday Nahla Boo!”

Meanwhile, the X-Men actress has said she doesn’t think she could be more proud of anything than she is of her children.