For Dennis Quaid, this year’s Father’s Day will be a relatively mellow affair.
"I’m just going to lie there! I am so sleep deprived!" he told OK! at the Stand Up to Cancer Initiative announcement in Beverly Hills. "I’m just going to get my ties and sit around and be with my babies and my wife."
The slower pace is a welcome change for the actor and wife Kimberly whose six-month-old twins survived a life-threatening drug overdose late last year.
"I am just so lucky," says Quaid. "The twins are doing great. I love to watch them getting food all over their faces. I love watching them sleep. It is all the little things."
Now that he has had to be twice the dad, what is his advice for new parents?
"Sleep!" he laughs. "Get some sleep! I don’t care if it’s two in the afternoon, if those babies are finally asleep, you sleep too!"
The actor may have just finished a grueling month filming the new action flick G.I. Joe, but when asked if father really does know best he says, "father may know best most of the time but let me tell you, mother trumps whatever father thinks he knows every time!"
By Katie Christopher