Forty-nine-year-old actress Jennifer Garner sat down with PEOPLE for a detailed interview in which she revealed that her kids are headed back to the classroom. While she is excited for them to get the chance to learn in person, she admitted that she is excited to reap the benefits of having a child in high school.
Garner explained that since her daughter is now a freshman, she gets to partake in her love for football. Particularly, high school football.
“I’m just so happy for them,” the actress explained when referring to her children’s involvement with in-person school. “And I’m nervous and hopeful and grateful. All the things. I feel all of it.”
She shares children with Ben Affleck and they include Violet, 15, and Seraphina, 12, and son Sam, 9. Violet will be an incoming freshman in high school, with Garner noted she is especially excited for. Why? Well, she wants to reap the benefits of going to high school football games.
“I love back to school. I’m ready for it,” the mother explained. “I love high school football games. I loved any high school game. I’m so excited to have a high schooler and to get to go.”
How does Jennifer Garner handle the stressful life of a motherhood?
Although the Yes Day star is excited for school to start, she also needs to have a calculated ritual in order to prepare herself for the hectic nature of the back-to-school season. Her tips? Preparing everything the night before.
“We’re big on having everything packed the night before,” she commented. Garner elaborated and offered specifics as to how her family manages. She said, “Clothes are laid out. The backpacks by the door. Backpacks with computers, there’s a charging station by the door. Backpacks, computers, everything’s already in there and charged for the bigger kids.”
“Phones are already in their charger so that I know they aren’t going to their rooms at night,” the actress continued, including more of her secrets. “And yeah, just tons of alarms go off just in time to think about going to the bus.”
Garner also enjoys healthy eating, specifically wanting her kids to enjoy the farm-fresh foods she grew up with. She offered the sentiments, “My mom did a really good job of always connecting our food back to the earth when I was little. We always went to farmer’s markets. We always had a garden, no matter what. Any time I’m in doubt, I just copy my mom. We just try to eat as much straight from the ground as we can.”
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