Anne began by discussing what it’s been like spending so much time at home with her young children in the past year. “Those are good ages to be home with your kids because our 4-year-old believes everything we tell him, and that’s adorable as well as very useful, and our 1-year-old . . . it’s just the most magic age,” she said. The Locked Down star went on to note that Jonathan’s gullibility especially came in handy this past holiday season, as it was his first Christmas believing in Santa. Anne detailed a hilariously relatable story about a dreadful family car ride during which she used Santa’s watchful eye to bribe her oldest son to give back a box of crackers he wouldn’t share with his brother.
“Finally, I just have this spark, and I go, ‘OK, Jonny, but what about Santa?’ His hand shot out straight towards me. I had the entire box of crackers suddenly, there was no argument. [My husband] and I turned to each other and we went, ‘Oh my god, this is so powerful.'” Powerful, indeed! Watch the entire interview above to hear what else Anne and Jimmy had to say about duping their kids in the name of discipline.