John Krasinski has always been one of our favorite guys in Hollywood — aside from being totally adorable, he seems to be an all-around nice person, and there’s simply no denying that he and his wife Emily Blunt are ridiculously gorgeous together. They’ve been the living, breathing definition of #relationshipgoals ever since they started dating way back in 2008 (!!) and their cuteness level has only skyrocketed in the time since they married in 2010 and welcomed two daughters, Hazel and Violet.
John and Emily are new to parenting two little girls, having just welcomed baby Violet on June 20th. But John says he already knows exactly what life lessons he plans to teach his daughters when they someday grow up and begin dating.
In an interview with ELLE magazine’s September 2016 issue, John details his perfect parenting advice, and it’s actually something that anyone can benefit from. He says,
“Respect and understanding are everything. I would love to pretend that I’m going to be the guy in overalls with some scary bat waiting for guys when they come to visit. But the truth is, if I do that, I’ll lose respect from my daughter.”
John adds, “I’m not going to pretend that bad things don’t happen. I just hope she has enough understanding that when they do, just give me a call.”
Of course, we can’t actually imagine John Krasinski as the terrifying father waiting with a bat for his daughters’ boyfriends to arrive, but it’s seriously so sweet that he’s planning on being upfront, honest, and respectful with his little ladies as they grow up. Seems like they’re pretty lucky to have such a great dad who will always be there for them, no matter what.