Ashton Kutcher opened up about his family life and shared a super cute moment that reassured the actor that he and Mila Kunis are doing a great job as parents. It seems like seeing his daughter sharing her one cookie was the ultimate pat on the back.
During his keynote address at the Third Annual City Summit, Ashton told the audience that ‘My daughter’s three and my son [Dimitri] is one, but when I see them be generous and kind to each other, I do not know that there is anything better than that.’
‘I think all you are trying to do as a parent is build children who are really good decision-makers and who are kind – not just nice, but kind. Being kind is when it is uncomfortable to do something generous, and yet you still do it.’
Not to mention that most toddler aged kids love their sweets way too much to share any of it.
The actor went on to say that ‘Watching my daughter make a decision about whether or not she is going to share a cookie is a weird thing. I know she is like, ‘I want this motherf**ken cookie,’ and then she independently shares it. I am like, ‘Cool, you just made a sacrifice.’ If nothing else comes from my kids, understanding how to make sacrifices and be generous [is enough]. To me, those are the most memorable things.’
Considering the whole thing took place on a weekend day, he also explained it was a special occasion because he is careful to make time to spend with his family and that is usually the weekend.
‘The number 1 thing I work on in the entire world’s my relationship with my wife and my relationship with my kids. It is the most important thing I have in life. I made a good decision to not have young children before I was pretty established with my career, which not everyone can do. But if you can afford to do it, I think it is pretty wise because you have to take your foot off the pedal a bit [after having kids,] especially if you are an entrepreneur and just starting up – it is risky.’
In fact, he plans all of his days very carefully so that he can properly balance his career and personal life.
‘One thing I do is schedule my intimate life. I schedule my time with my children. I make those blocks, hard and fast in my calendar, and I do not move them. I come home, I put my phone away, I do not work when I am with my kids and when I go to sleep, I do not take my phone. I am really, really diligent,’ Ashton shared. Great job!