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Jenni Pulos Says Her Daughter Alianna Is "Much More of a Challenge" Than Jeff Lewis

"She pushes my buttons even further, if that's possible," the #FlippingOut mom said.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Jenni Pulos' Daughter Is a "Button Pusher"

We can't believe it's been three years since Jenni Pulos gave birth to her first child, daughter Alianna, during Season 7 of Flipping Out. And don't ask Jenni where the time has gone, either. "Watching Alianna grow up and obviously having a part of her birth on the show has been surreal but wonderful," Jenni told The Daily Dish earlier this summer. "I think some of it will be interesting to explain to her, this is how your dad and I met, we were married on the show. It's been very unexpected from what I envisioned maybe nine years ago. However, I wouldn't trade anything." 

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Jenni said she really felt like time was flying by the first time she dropped Alianna off at school. "They say, 'Blink your eyes, and your kids will grow up.' There was a feeling of that, because the potty training, no more pacifier, and the school kind of all happened at once," Jenni said (clip below). "So she's got a little while before she drives a car, goes to prom, so I'm going to enjoy it. But yeah, it was surreal, once again. It goes by fast. It really does. So you just have to enjoy every moment."

Jenni Pulos Says Alianna's First Day of School Was "Surreal"

But it's not easy to enjoy every moment, especially during times when Alianna can be "a button pusher," such as when Jenni tries to get her to go to bed (clip at top). "Alianna, watch out. Who have I dealt with for 13 years? Bring it on, girl, because I will outdo you. I will out-patient you," Jenni said. "But she's much more of a challenge than my sweetie Jeff Lewis. She pushes my buttons even further, if that's possible." 

Alianna can also be quite the little critic when it comes to her mom's famous rhymes. "She's hit or miss with my rapping, too," Jenni explained. "I think she does that to kind of get under my skin." 

Alianna even already acts like she's embarrassed by her mom when she's around her friends. "I just came in to her school to do 'Hip-Hop Hippo,' which was a big hit with most of the kids. Alianna was telling everyone, 'My mom's coming. We're gonna jam today,'" Jenni said. "And then when I was there, I flash forward to her being a teenager. Like, 'Mommy, please don't rap.'" 

But we think Alianna must be secretly proud of her mom's talent. "But she does say my daddy's a doctor. My mommy's a rapper," Jenni shared. "So, you know, mixed moments. Some days good, some days not so good. I'll take it."

See how else Alianna reminds Jenni of Jeff, below.

Has Jeff Lewis Met His Match in Jenni Pulos' Daughter Alianna?
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