Julie Bowen’s young sons will do anything for her attention—even if that means that Oliver, 6, and twins John and Gustav, 4, whose dad is hubby Scott Phillips, must resort to extreme tactics.
“I was swimming laps and begged the boys to give me ten last minutes to finish up,” the Modern Family star, 43, tells me this week during Old Navy’s Rockin’ Runway event in support of Baby2Baby at Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.
”One, two, three, naked little bodies splashed into the pool and started to sabotage me. It was all fun and games until one of them pooped. Yup. Pooped. Everyone out of the pool!”
Eww! Of course, raising twins can be challenging. So how does she do it?
“Spend a little time with each one alone—if possible,” she says. “Even if it’s only ten minutes here and there. They like feeling connected and it slows down the battle for my attention.”
During the daytime event, Oliver, John and Gustav score time with mom when they shop the Old Navy store and load up on back-to-school items, including new backpacks for each boy. Lucky guys!
Plus, they also enjoy a digital photo booth, orange juice smoothie science lab, and cafeteria-inspired favorites while Baby2Baby is on-site collecting school supplies for children in need.
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