Ryan Reynolds Invited Salma Hayek Over … to Cook Dinner and Babysit

Not what she thought she was getting into.

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If you get an invite to Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively‘s house, don’t expect any A-list treatment. Even if you are an actual A-lister. Salma Hayek appears to have found this out the hard way recently when her Hitman’s Bodyguard costar invited her over for dinner.

In a photo she posted to Instagram on Thursday, Hayek shows off her incredible multitasking abilities by holding Reynolds and Lively’s 10-month-old daughter, Ines, on her hip while simultaneously stirring something in a big copper pot on the stove. Reynolds stands in the background, far away from kitchen duty, clapping to keep Ines’s attention and/or cheering Hayek on. “When your friends invite you for dinner and you end up doing all the work,” the actress captioned the post in both English and Spanish.

The Reynolds-Livelys are notoriously very protective of their daughters—we didn’t learn 2-year-old James’s actual birthday until a year after she was born, and Ines’s name was kept under wraps for three months—but the power couple is also known for their sense of humor regarding their kids, so it only makes sense that they would joke about hiring a megawatt celeb as their babysitter.

In her cover story for the September 2017 issue of Glamour, Lively debunked Reynolds’s hilarious tweets about fatherhood, which regularly offer truly horrible parenting advice and supposedly share stories about James and Ines, as (thankfully) completely made-up. “He may as well work for the Enquirer. When he says ‘my daughter,’ he’s never, ever talking about her. Everything is a completely made-up scenario,” she said. “He’ll run them by me sometimes just to make me laugh. But oh, I’m so in love with him when he writes that stuff. I mean, I’m in love with him most of the time, but especially with that.”

Lively also opened up about how she and her husband of nearly five years make a concerted effort to set an empowering example for their daughters. “With my husband, I’m lucky to have someone who is so conscious. My husband was like, ‘Why do I always say he?’ And I said, ‘That’s what we’re taught.’ So he’ll pick up, like, a caterpillar, and instead of saying, ‘What’s his name?’ he’ll say, ‘What’s her name?’ Or we’ve joked that my daughter is bossy. But my husband said, ‘I don’t ever want to use that word again. You’ve never heard a man called bossy,'” she said, adding, “There would never be any negative connotation for a man being a boss, so to add a negative connotation on a woman being bossy? It’s belittling. And it doesn’t encourage them to be a boss. So do I know how to be the best parent for a daughter? No, I have no idea. All I can do is share what I’m thinking—and learn from others.”

Apparently, though, the best kind of parenting involves a little help from Oscar nominees.

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