He may have braved the wilderness for days with nothing but the shirt on his back, but even Man vs. Wild‘s Bear Grylls finds it difficult to survive parenthood; especially with kids that share their dad’s adventurous spirit.
“They’re crazy about all of this stuff and I’m always trying to play it down for them,” Grylls tells Access Hollywood of his sons Jesse, 7, Marmaduke, 5, and Huckleberry, 2.
And though he’s more than happy to teach his boys all the survival tips he’s learned over the years, Bear admits there are times when he has to be reminded to cover the basics.
“I mean, their teacher rang me up the other day and said, ‘It’s all very well and good your five-year-old knowing how to take a helicopter door apart, but you’ve got to concentrate more on mathematics,” says the reality star.
Currently, Grylls is gearing up for more Man vs. Wild. He recently shot an episode featuring actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Though he can’t reveal the location, Bear assures fans that it was quite the adventure.
“We were both stretched to our limit, there’s no doubt,” he laughed.