Jennifer Garner recently opened up about the hilarious way her 7-year old son Samuel helped her, um, organize her spices in the kitchen.
The actress made a post to Instagram last weekend where she shared what happened when she left her only son in charge of labelling her spices. While Samuel technically got the job done, he did it in the most hilarious way possible. The kiddo came up with a variety of ingenious names for the spice rack, including ‘Rosefart,’ ‘Meatbutt’ ‘Pizza the right way,’ and ‘Save the Children,’ which is a play on a charity his mom famously works with.
“Mom: Will you please make labels for my spices? 7-year-old boy: Yup,” Jennifer captioned the hilarious photo, which showed off all of Samuel’s creatives names. Interestingly, however, he chose to allow ‘Thyme’ to keep its original name. Jen made fun of the situation by adding the hashtags “That’s what I get for wanting funny kids” and “By the way drying your spices is fun.”
The 13 Going on 30 actress has long been an advocate of getting children involved in the kitchen to help them learn healthy eating habits. Clearly, not only are her kids involved in helping out, but they have a great attitude about it!
While speaking to People a few years ago, for instance, the mother-of-three says her kids aren’t usually tempted by junk food since she rarely keeps it stocked in the house. “I’m not worried so much about junk food, because we don’t have it in the house,” Jennifer explained. “Although I don’t want to be a freak about it, so that they just want to get their hands on it at all costs.”
Another one of her expert tips isn’t only to get kids involved with preparing the food but also with growing it. Jennifer said growing food was a big part of her childhood and she’s passed that on to her kids by allowing them to help out in their garden. She says it encourages them to try out new foods and also gives them a sense of accomplishment.
“When I was a kid, I didn’t like tomatoes, but then my mom grew cherry tomatoes, and if I picked them off the vine, they tasted so good,” she told the publication. “My oldest didn’t like blueberries until we had blueberry bushes. Now in blueberry season we take colanders down every night and they bring their friends over and we pick.”
In addition to her son Samuel, Jennifer shares daughters Violet, 13, and Seraphina, 10, with her ex-husband Ben Affleck. The pair were married from 2005 to 2018.