We all know that jungle gyms are heaven for kids, but sometimes they can be kinda precarious. During her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Anne Hathaway shared how she ‘almost killed’ her son on a jungle gym slide in New York.

Don’t worry, everything is fine with Jonathan (who is already a year old!) and he’s 100% alive, but the story is so relatable — because things happen sometimes that are out of our control — and Hathaway is always so generous in sharing the ups and downs of her life as a new mom.

Aaaaaaaand that decision lead to a little bit of scary. She noted that she forgot to take into account the basic physics of slides…as in the heavier you are, the faster you’ll go. So instead of of slowing down like all the little kids, Hathaway and her son were picking up speed…and tons of people were watching.

And she stuck it! There was even a demonstration.


PHEW. We’re relieved that everyone was okay, and even though Hathaway had that moment of panic, we’re sure that little Jonathan had an amazing time at his jungle gym excursion.

Fallon mentions how cute he is, and yup, babies make us melt!

Thanks for sharing, Anne. You always tell it like it is, with a great sense of humor.