George Clooney On Genius Christmas Parenting Hack: ‘I Devised A Way To Get Them To Behave’

George Clooney has a genius parenting hack for this holiday season.

The “Ocean’s Eleven” star appeared virtually on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Friday, sharing his scheme to keep his 3-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander, “in line” during Christmastime.

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“At three years old, you’re just trying to keep your kids in line in general,” Clooney confessed, to which Stephen Colbert interjected, “People who say ‘terrible twos’ have never had a 3-year-old.”

“So I devised a way to get them to behave during this time,” Clooney continued. “When they’re asleep in the morning — they sleep in the same bedroom — they start to make noises and they’re fighting and you can hear the two of them getting at each other, and I stand outside the door and I go ‘Oh, hey, hi Santa!’ and then you hear Santa is there and he’s like ‘Ho ho ho!’”

“And I say, ‘What are you doing here Santa?’ and he says, ‘Oh, I’m just making sure that the kids are being good kids.’”

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“And you can hear them going, ‘We are Santa! We are!’” he continued. “Then he leaves and they come out and they’re unbelievably well-behaved.”

Earlier this fall, Clooney admitted he is passing down his practical jokes.

George’s wife, Amal Clooney, recently joked how her husband spent most of quarantine teaching pranks to their four-year-old twins, daughter Ella and son Alexander

“You just feel so bad for the world and all of that, you know? But our kids are four and they were two-and-a-half when it started so you know, they weren’t missing out on much out in the world,” George informed Entertainment Tonight.

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“So, you know, I didn’t have to teach them trigonometry at home.”

Amal , 43, jumped in, admitting: “He’s mainly teaching pranks for the time being. But we’ll see if it develops.” 

George replied, “Well, I think those can really pay off over time.” 

But teasing aside, Amal called her hubby a “great teacher” and gushed about how “lucky” she was to have a “supportive partner.”

“It’s probably like many families where both parents work,” she said of the balancing act. “I’m lucky because I have a very supportive partner. And we do move around a lot, but we manage it, and I feel very lucky.”

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