Ben Affleck Not Interested in Staying Home
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
While Ben Affleck loves being a dad to his three children, he is not interested in taking on the job of a stay-at-home parent. Affleck is the father to Violet, 6½, Seraphina, 3½, and Samuel, 6 months, with wife Jennifer Garner.
Even though he is not interested in being the primary parent for his three kids, he does want the work he does to mean something; "I don’t want to be a stay-at-home dad. Work is very important to me. I like to work. But I need my work to mean something to me in order for me to not be home with them.” Later in his interview with Details magazine, he admits he is not always present in the family’s life, “I am not very present in the rest of my life. My wife’s very patient. She does everything,” he shares. “If I have time, I try to spend time with the kids, even if just to be a physical presence, the bath, whatever. My mind’s always going, ‘How are we going to light that show tomorrow? What’s the master shot for that scene? Is there even going to be a master?’ Just ruminating endlessly. Because for me — I wish it was discipline or being a great artist. But it’s just anxiety.”
However, it seems even though he is not willing to take on the majority of the responsibility at home, he wants to add to his family. Jennifer Garner recently confirmed Affleck wants more children, telling EXTRA “The fact that Ben wants another baby is true. I can tell you that would be a pretty uphill battle with me!”
While I am not privy to their intimate talks and family life I find it sad that a father that already knows he is not present in his current children’s lives wants to add to the burden his wife already has taking care of three children.
What do you think?