George and Amal Clooney are the parents of 3-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander. Recently, the dad of two has been speaking out about what life’s been like with toddlers during quarantine, and his latest update (Christmas edition) is pretty cute. During an interview with Stephen Colbert, Clooney described what it’s like to spend the holidays with little ones who can still be manipulated by their belief in Santa Claus.
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“I’ve devised a way to get them to behave,” he explained…”When they’re asleep in the morning and they start to make noises…and you can hear the two of them getting at each other or something, and I stand outside their door, and I go, ‘Oh, hey, hi, Santa.’ And then you hear Santa is there and he’s like ‘Ho ho ho!,’ he said, doing his best impression of Santa. And I say, ‘What are you doing here, Santa?’ and he says, ‘Oh, I’m just making sure that the kids are being good kids.'”
He went on: “And I say, ‘I think they are, Santa.’ And you can hear them going, ‘We are Santa! We are!’ And then he leaves and they come out, and they’re unbelievably well behaved. By the way, that can work on your parents as well at a certain age.”
Clooney’s got his Santa Claus down pat, but he added that he’s worried about his Easter Bunny impersonation already.
He also added that he’s already working on his kids’ early development in other areas. Their mother, Amal, is British, which means they’re already starting to get an accent and they think that Santa eats mince pie, not cookies (biscuits).
“Look, I’ve got problems already, which is I’m desperately trying not to make them little Brits,” Clooney told Colbert. “It’s not a jumper, it’s a sweater. It’s not a boot, it’s the trunk. It’s the pavement, it’s the sidewalk…I’ve done everything to change their version to speak with an English accent so they were writing out their note. I said, ‘So then we’re going to leave them cookies, and my son goes, ‘No, it’s milk and mince pie.'”
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