Madonna is out-of-this-world in many aspects (those abs!) but refreshingly down-to-Earth as a mother. The “Today” show asked the reigning pop queen what advice she gave her 18-year-old daughter Lourdes before going to college. (Lourdes is a student at the University of Michigan.) Madonna had this to say:

Try to do everything in moderation, try not to kill all you brain cells, and try to go to class.

Is that a subtle endorsement of experimenting with drugs and alcohol? Sounds like it, particularly the “brain cells” bit. And it’s  refreshingly practical advice for a young adult. (Madonna told Interview magazine about her past drug use recently” “I tried everything once. But as soon as I was high, I spent my time drinking tons of water to get it out of my system. As soon as I was high, I was obsessed with flushing it out of me. I was like, ‘OK, I’m done now.'”)

But it’s not pills or pot that Madonna is worried about — it’s whether Lourdes’ dorm room is being humidified with eucalptus oil. Madonna told “Today”:

“I’m very, you know, worried.‘Are you OK? Are you getting enough sleep? Are you eating right?’ You know, I set up a humidifier in her room with eucalyptus oil. I was worried about the fact that she didn’t have enough towels, Q-tips, you know.”

Hmm. Something tells me any child of Madonna’s won’t want for Q-tips, towels, or anything else.

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