Jerry Seinfeld makes a school run with his two boys. - Elder Ordonez/INFphoto.comIf Jerry Seinfeld was anything like the version of himself he played on his long-running sitcom, "Seinfeld," he'd still be single and finding something wrong with every woman he dated! Fortunately, the real Jerry, 56, found love with his wife Jessica, whom he's been happily married to since 1999.
The funny family man was spotted dropping off his two sons, Julian, 7, and Shepherd, 5, at school in NYC Thursday. Jerry and Jessica also have a 9-year-old daughter Sascha, but it seems Seinfeld wishes he had an even bigger brood.
"If I were younger, I'd have six kids by now," he told Parade magazine in February. "I love it. I love having a family and kids and all the madness. There is no aspect of it I don't like. Even when it's horrible, I love it. I didn't realize how tired of single life I was and how ready I was for married life."
While Seinfeld can clearly afford to give his children anything they want, the comedian makes an effort not to spoil them and tries to avoid what he calls the three "Poison Ps" of parenting:
1. Praise: "We tell our kids, 'Great job!' too much," he says.
2. Problem-solving: "We refuse to let our children have problems. Problem-solving is the most important skill to develop for success in life, and we for some reason can't stand it if our kids have a situation that they need to 'fix.' Let them struggle -- it's a gift."
3. Pleasure: Just as he's explaining the third P -- "Giving your child too much pleasure" -- a woman comes in the deli with her three daughters and buys them all big cookies. "Can you believe this?" Seinfeld asks. "It's 5:30 p.m. -- when will they have dinner? At 8?"
Gotta love Jerry.