When it comes to parenting, there are several styles you can subscribe to: helicopter, tiger—you name it. But one you might want to try on for size? The hilarious and endearing parenting style of actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris. They're parents to 4-year-old Jack Corden, and they often use their interview time and social media accounts to give us a glimpse into their family life. From sweet posts to the ones that make you totally relate to having a toddler, here are all the ways this dynamic and funny duo are truly, effortlessly killing it as parents:
One of the most surprising (and rewarding) perks of being a parent is watching life unfold through your children as they see so many things for the first time that you've taken for granted for years. Like movies! In this cute Instagram shot posted by Pratt, he snaps his wife's and son's feet propped up for a night in together, writing: "The best part of parenthood is experiencing old things as new. Currently off to see the wizard, the wonderful #WizardOfOz."
For Pratt, the rose-colored glasses might have crayon colorings all over them, but they're still there. He often posts sweet sentiments about Fairs to Instagram, including this aww-worthy caption to an adoranle photo of his son: "I snapped this photo and it dawned on me how much Jack looks like Anna. They are both so beautiful. Sleeping in with the two of them is my greatest treasure."
Although Faris admitted on her podcast, Anna Faris Is Unqualified, that she had an uncomfortable pregnancy and a long healing process after Jack arrived (two months early), she said her husband's support made it all worth it. "Chris's face when Jack was being born is unforgettable," she said. "He was holding my hand and he was just sobbing.... That was amazing, seeing his face."
Jack was born nine weeks premature, and since then, his star parents have been big supporters of the March of Dimes. "Our little Jack didn't want to be an October baby. He wanted to be born in the summer, I guess," Pratt said during a speech at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Hollywood Luncheon in late 2014. "He was 3 pounds, 12 ounces. Anna got to hold him for a moment and then it was off to the NICU. Three pounds, 12 ounces. That's a decent size bass. Very small for a human. He would need a lot. He had jaundice, so they put a blindfold on him and he slept beneath [a] creepy light and he had a PICC line, which is an IV that runs up his arm into his heart. He had a feeding tube and just wires in and out, and he lived in that incubator. That was his first crib." Pratt got emotional talking about his "tough as nails son," and gave thanks to the organization that supports healthy babies. "None of what we went through would have been as easy even 10 years ago, and much of that ease is really the direct result of funding from March of Dimes," he said. "We were lucky."
If you've ever gone through the horror that is potty training, then you might double laugh at Faris' Twitter post in which she sarcastically calls herself a natural at it, as Jack stands in puddle of his own doing. Ya gotta love a mom who can laugh about the grossness of it all.
Parents all have those dreams of a hands-on crafty project and you spend (so. much.) time to set up the scene perfectly with the right materials ... and then your kids could, well, care less. Faris totally nailed it as a mom who didn't lose her cool when Jack's idea of a fun, colorful masterpiece was a canvas made of handwipes. Winning!
Some kids go ga-ga over dinosaurs. Others it's all about glitter and princesses. For Jack? If Faris' Twitter account is any indication, trains are the best thing in the entire world. She hilariously posted not once, but twice about going to the train museum for the 120th and 223rd time, respectively.
It's never fun when your kids ruin something you love—from your couch to your expensive clothes. But instead of losing her cool, Faris took to Twitter to post (an adorable) shot of her naughty toddler writing on the walls. Her only big concern? If hiring Jack to paint would break any employment laws.
And when Jack was having a meltdown on the way to the airport? Faris cleverly distracted him with a selfie, confessing to her Instagram followers that things aren't always as they seem.
On the dad side, Pratt is able to keep his sense of humor even when Jack refuses a breakfast item he lovingly made from scratch: