Move over Dr. Spock! Actor Will Arnett has developed his own parenting strategies to help him manage sons Archie, 3, and Abel, 14 months. His secret weapon? Ice cream; and lots of it!
“Two nights ago I had to bribe my 3-year-old, Archie, into finishing his dinner with a King Cone,” the Up All Night Star tells Redbook. “That thing is half his body weight, so he was going on chocolate and sugar until 10 p.m.”
He may not use the most conventional methods, but according to Will, he’s definitely gained confidence in himself as a father since welcoming his second child with wife Amy Poehler.
“I think I’ve become mellower with two kids,” admits Arnett. “You’re nervous with the first one. You remember all the stupid stuff you’ve done, and you think, ‘Who put me in charge?’ You think they’re going to chase you down and take that baby back.”
Though he was hesitant to take charge in the beginning, Will insists that he’s the one that calls all of the shots in the household, not his wife.
“She thinks she’s the boss, but I’m the boss,” Will jokes. “Part of being the boss is allowing others to think they’re the boss, which is what I do.”