Up-Close & Personal
GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Kirsten Storms (Maxie) has started adjusting to having a kid in preschool, but it hasn’t been easy! “First day, I’m an emotional wreck,” confesses the daytime vet, who co-parents Harper ,4, with former husband Brandon Bar ash( ex-Johnny ).“I’ m holding her hand as she’s crossing the street with her backpack on, starting to flip. I look at Brandon, and I’m like, ‘I can’t believe this!’ He just rolled his eyes.”
It seems father and daughter were more prepared for the big life change than mom was. “First three minutes, she’s in her underwear, in the baby pool, covered in mud,” Storms laughs, recalling Harper’s debut at the school recommended by her bestie, Emme Rylan (Lulu). “They have bearded dragons, live chickens and Maria, a large tortoise — who we actually found out was a boy. The turtle just walks around freely. So do the chickens.” Sounds like a perfect preschool to us!
Storms can’t believe her little girl (inset) is growing up.