Ben Affleck No Stay at Home Dad!
Posted by Adam
Thursday September 13, 2012
BEN Affleck doesn’t want to be a stay at home dad.
The actor — who raises Violet, 6½, Seraphina, 3½, and Samuel, 6 months, with wife Jennifer Garner — says he isn’t ready to cool down his career to look after his kids.
“I don’t want to be a stay-at-home dad. Work is very important to me. I like to work. But I need my work to mean something to me in order for me to not be home with them,” he says in Details‘ October issue.
“Rrunning after three kids is very trying.
“Anytime you think, ‘I’m wasting my time here,’ the first thought you have is, ‘I could go home and be with my kids’.
“Now, you may go home and be with your kids and very quickly start thinking, ‘I wonder what’s on the work front?’”“I am not very present in the rest of my life. My wife’s very patient. She does everything. If I have time, I try to spend time with the kids, even if just to be a physical presence, the bath, whatever.
“My mind’s always going, ‘How are we going to light that show tomorrow? What’s the master shot for that scene? Is there even going to be a master?’
“Just ruminating endlessly. Because for me — I wish it was discipline or being a great artist. But it’s just anxiety.”
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