Ben Affleck covers the latest issue of Details magazine and in the mag he opens up on not being a stay at home dad and admits he does have trouble focusing on just his kids.
“Anytime you think, ‘I’m wasting my time here,’ the first thought you have is “I could go home and be with my kids,'” he explains, after being asked about “conserving his resources” for his brood. “Now, you may go home and be with your kids and very quickly start thinking, ‘I wonder what’s on the work front?’ Because running around after three kids is very trying. Now everything has to compete with being with my family. I don’t want to be a stay-at-home dad. Work is very important to me. I like to work. So does my wife. But I need my work to mean something to me in order for me to not be home with them.”
He adds that his wife Jennifer Garner does do mostly everything when it comes to their kids:
“I’m not very present in the rest of my life. My wife’s very patient. She does everything,” Affleck confesses in the magazine’s October issue. “If I have time, I try to spend time with the kids, even if just to be a physical presence, the bath, whatever. But my mind’s always going, ‘How are we going to light that shot tomorrow? What’s the master shot for that scene? Is there even going to be a master?’ Just ruminating endlessly.”
Sounds like he might have an attention deficit disorder, hopefully he is a bigger part of his children’s lives than he says he is in this interview.