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- Posted on Dec 22nd 2009 11:33AM by Steve Baltin
"For Christmas, you'll note the blinking lights, you'll note the wreaths -- that's because Frances is rolling in here day after tomorrow. She just texted me, 'No way am I getting on a JetBlue plane.' She's so my daughter," Love said. "She went to see her grandma for Thanksgiving. I'm really impressed with her because Wendy [O'Connor, Kurt Cobain's mother] fell down the stairs and hurt herself. Frances stayed an extra week to nurse Wendy, which is really cool of her. I was really impressed with that."
Love's camp says the hearing was unexpected, which certainly gibes with Love's excitement that evening. Had Frances returned to New York, she would have found a huge surprise in store for her. "[There's this] quaint, lovely West Village house that I'm getting her for Christmas," Love said. "I blindfold her, take her to the house, hand her the mortgage. I am so excited to buy her a house. It's the biggest thing I've ever done."
Though Love was very open with us that night, she primarily kept her relationship with her daughter private, perhaps owing to what she calls her "fierce maternal instinct."
However, she did talk about the influence Frances has had on her. "On 'Celebrity Skin,' I wrote 'Heaven Tonight' for Frances. She was a little girl. Now she's a big girl and she demands more attention and strength. As a little dainty, beautiful baby I just worshipped her, but now she's at an age where we fight, where sometimes she hates me, sometimes I get really mad at her," Love said. "It's like, 'Oh, you must be a bad mother.' No, I'm not a bad mother. I am a very good mother. In fact, I am an extremely good mother, but I am by no means a perfect mother. I'm a thorough mother because I've seen horrible things that other mothers have done."