LOL! How New Girl’s Jake Johnson Gets His Twin Daughters, 6, to Eat

Parenting hack! Jake Johnson has an out-of-the-box manner of getting his and Erin Payne’s 6-year-old twin daughters to eat.

“I’ve been with my children a ton throughout this break [amid the coronavirus pandemic], and I discover myself cooking meals,” the New Girl alum, 42, informed Kelly Clarkson of his children on Tuesday, August 25. “Cooking meals for teenagers is such a thankless present.”

When the American Idol alum, 38, agreed, saying she feels “like a short-order cook dinner” to her two children, Johnson shared his newest dinnertime trick.

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“When I current them the meals, they’re the judges on a cooking show,” the Illinois native defined in the course of the Kelly Clarkson Show look. “All of a sudden, they eat the entire meal as a result of they’re a decide. They’ll say, ‘I like the feel, however I don’t just like the cheese on the quesadilla,’ and I’ll be like, ‘Thank you, decide. How about you?’”

Since the little ones “aren’t nice” with numbers, the actor has developed a sauce system for meal rankings. “If you actually like one thing, it’s further sauce,” Johnson informed Clarkson. “If you don’t prefer it, the sauce was unhealthy. That’s how we’ve been doing it.”

The host gushed that he ought to write a parenting ebook, saying, “I can get my woman, [River], to eat something particularly if I bribe her with some type of deal with afterward, however my son, [Remington], will starve. I’m gonna do that.”

Jake Johnson Shares Hilarious Way He Gets Twin Sons to Eat
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While Johnson hasn’t shared his daughters’ names, he informed followers what he thinks his and Zooey Deschanel’s New Girl characters named their baby.

“I do know for certain, and I don’t know if it was within the show, however that child’s title was Mitchtrubisky Miller,” the Stumptown star joked with CinemaBlend in 2018, referencing the Chicago Bears quarterback. “So that’s official. That’s truly breaking New Girl information. That’s breaking information. That was Liz Meriwether‘s name. Not mine. She’s the creator of the show. The character’s title was Mitchtrubisky. One phrase.”

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