“I’m living this show,” Will, who has boys Archie and Abel with his wife Amy Poehler, tells USA Today. “This week was tough because the kids were in and out of being sick. Last night my wife had to get up at 4:30 for work in the morning. I ended up sleeping — I use that term very loosely — on the floor by my son’s bed. I was up every hour with him. All night, on the floor. I woke up today and I thought: ‘I’m a crazy person. I have no idea what’s going on.'”
Crazy or not, his co-star Christina, mom to 7-month-old daughter Sadie, seems to know exactly what he’s talking about. Though she happily admits her “obsession” with her baby girl, she says she can relate to her character’s struggle to adjust to motherhood.
“We’ve been self-obsessed for a long time. I had my baby at … 39! Thirty-nine years of doing whatever I wanted to do. Getting up when I wanted to get up. Going where I wanted to go. Completely self-involved. The adjustment — she makes it easy, because she’s my obsession now.”
The funny pair – who during the interview pull out their cell phones to show off pics of their little ones – both agree that while they are enjoying this new project, it’s hard to leave the kids at home each morning.
“There’s nothing else you’d rather be doing,” Will says of spending time with his sons. “I’m always checking my phone, as I’m doing right now. I tend to catastrophize a lot. I want to make sure that everything is running smoothly. Nothing makes me happier than when I find out that my kid has eaten his lunch.”
After spending the first 6 months of Sadie’s life cocooned at home, Christina admits that she has some reservations about jumping back into the public eye, saying, “This is my coming-out party. My bubble has been real tight and real quiet. If anyone gets too close to my kid with a camera, something violent may happen to them. My stomach turns inside out with the protection of her.”