And it’s one that we all know too well.
While promoting his new film, Life, a sci-fi thriller about alien activity on Mars, Ryan Reynolds took a break from questions about extra-terrestrial life to talk about about his children and the perils of being a dad.
Whilst opening up about parenting his two daughters, James and Ines, with wife, Blake Lively, Ryan admitted his biggest fear, and it’s one that all parents know too well.
Ryan has admitted that the one thing he’s not looking forward to (and will avoid doing at all costs) is getting on a plane with his children.
‘I’ve always had empathy for parents especially like [during] flying,’ the actor explained on Good Morning America. ‘Before I had kids, I was always like, “God, that’s hard.” You can see [the parents are] sweating and they’re nervous because their kids are yelling and everyone’s mad at them.’
He continued: ‘I would rather drink a piping hot bowl of liquid rabies than get on a plane with my two children.’
‘At two years old, they just have to rip all their clothes off and introduce themselves to everyone on the plane. Can we please just land in a farmer’s field?’
This isn’t the first time that Ryan has nailed parenting humour, regularly posting tongue in cheek tweets about being a dad, including ‘Nothing better than spending an entire morning staring into my baby daughter's eyes, whispering, "I can't do this".’
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