Her own kids may think she’s a kill-joy, but we’ll tell you, we’d happily join Jennifer Garner’ fam any day. And when she stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (weeknights on CTV2 at 11:35 p.m. ET) Thursday night it only confirmed to us what we’d already suspected—that she couldn’t be much sweeter if she doused herself in honey and rolled around in Stevia.
Discussing a whole host of inspiring, adorable and mission-driven new projects, the actress and mother of three shared that her own kids think of her a buzzkill, calling her “the dragon,” amongst other naughty names. But like the premise of her new movie Yes Day—based on a book in which a mom says “yes” to all her kids’ crazy requests for one day a year—she does grant them an annual wish-granting frenzy, and has been doing so for years.
“If you’re like me, I kill the fun, I am so lame, I say no to everything… so on one day a year, I say ‘yes,'” she said—and that can mean fulfilling the most bizarre requests, like pizza with toothpaste for breakfast. Wonder if that odd pairing somehow tastes good because it breaks all the rules?
And she’s certainly not one to hide her children’s escapades and light roasting of her. In fact, she’s still getting asked about a note she shared from 10-year-old daughter Seraphina last year declaring “When I grow up, I want to be a fun-killing mom, just like you!” Ouch, feel the burn much?
Not that that’s hardened Jen’s heart to child-rearing—quite the opposite. In fact, in an attempt to get fresh, organic and affordable baby food to tots everywhere, she even has her own organic baby food line called “Once Upon a Farm,” and has spent the last 11 years as an ambassador for Save the Children. Dragon? With those credentials, and those dimples, we think not.