For the third time, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are proud parents. According to People, their new son was welcomed in Santa Monica. After announcing they were expecting in August, but not sharing the sex of the baby, their new son joins big sisters, Seraphina, 3, and Violet, 6. “It would be so weird to have a boy,” Garner told Ellen DeGeneres, also saying that the experience would be “cool and different.” However, in 2010, Affleck said, “The three-against-one-female-to-male ratio in his house leaves me significantly outnumbered.” Garner and Affleck are happy together. “Honestly, I would do anything for that man, because I know it’s not taken for granted,” said Garner.
After having a house full of estrogen, adding another man to the mix will no doubt bring changes. Cupid has a few:
1. Dad relaxes: This may not happen right away, but with time, the man of the house will have another guy on his team. That’s one more person to fight for the game to be on TV on Monday nights rather than The Bachelor, or someone to help cut the grass.
2. The last name carries on: Your family name may make it another generation. Having a son join the mix allows the opportunity for your last name to live on.
3. Male bonding: Father-daughter dates are very crucial, but there’s nothing quite like father-son bonding. Going fishing, playing ice hockey and building tree houses are all things many sons experience with their fathers. So ladies, step aside and let boys be boys.
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