Courteney Cox-Arquette Says Coco ‘Loves’ Kindergarten

Friday, Oct 30, 2009

Calling kindergarten “pretty intense,” Courteney Cox-Arquette says that daughter Coco Riley, 5, isn’t the only one going through an adjustment period. “That’s a lot of parent involvement,” the 45-year-old Cougar Town star quipped during a recent appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. “I almost need to quit my job.”

Fortunately Coco has settled into her new surroundings with ease. “She loves it,” Courteney proudly reports.

Mother and daughter recently worked together on a project called the “all about me” box, whereby Coco was assigned the task of assembling items that signify “all the things she thinks she’s good at, things that represent her, her passions,” according to Courteney. An obvious choice? Coco’s four swimming trophies. Reveals Courteney,

“She’s a great swimmer, she started at 10-months-old. She’s excellent.”

Also making the cut was a “beautiful diamond necklace because she loves to dress up,” Courteney explains. Next up was a View-Master 3-D picture of Courteney, husband David Arquette and Coco; Although the item seemed innocent enough, hilarity soon ensued! Says Courteney,

“It was broken, so we fixed it and she was putting the screws back in and she’s like, ‘Mom, I’m a good screwer.’ I’m like, ‘Don’t share that in the all about me box.’ The things they say, those kids.”