And it becomes an issue when it’s time for disciplining Vivian, 8, and Georgette, 6, as Ben explained:
“They get out of being disciplined because they are funny. They’ll do something [to get a laugh] and you’re like, Alright, hold on, that’s not the point.'”
“Good bit, strong bit. However, you still have to go clean up your room.’ It’s a balancing act. Kids are really smart. They pick up on everything and then you still have to not laugh in front of them as you tell them that something’s not appropriate, or something might be too aggressive. Then, when they leave the room “
“You laugh really hard,” added her hubby.
Of course that’s not to say the couple ignore their daughters’ HIGHlarious remarks! In fact, the starlet admitted:
“Ben and I try to write it down so we don’t forget, and then laugh a lot without them seeing. It’s a system in a web of lies. That’s what it is.”
We hope their kids aren’t reading this!! Melissa and Ben’s parenting secrets are just out in the open now!
But it may not really matter, as the Gilmore Girls actress also revealed:
“Our kids are the boss. When we get to be the boss, we’ll let you know. It hasn’t happened thus far When they leave the house, we’ll feel real bossy.”
Ben threw in:
“When they go to college, we’ll be the boss. I’ll be like, Now I can do what I want but my hip! My hip ouch!'”
As we said, they have it really rough. LOLz!
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