Chris Pratt Explains Why His "Polite" and "Remarkable" Son Jack, 2, Is Like His "Therapist"

"He is really a remarkable kid," the Parks and Recreation star says

By Zach Johnson Jan 07, 2015 2:01 PMTags

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris' son is wise beyond his years!

To promote the final season of NBC's Parks and Recreation, Pratt stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday. While there, he opened up about his the light of his life, 2-year-old Jack Pratt. "It is a really fun and cute, amazing age," the actor said. "You know, it is really, very easy to be patient with this kid."

"He is really a remarkable kid," Chris added.

"He's not in his terrible twos?" Ellen DeGeneres asked. "He's not in that?"

"No," Chris, 35, said. "From what I understand most of the terrible two stuff is the toddler's inability to express what they want. They know what they want, but they can't tell you because they don't know the words yet. He's so vocal that it's not that hard for him. It's super frustrating because you're like, 'Jack I think it's time for you to go to bed,' and he's like, 'I thought about it and no thanks, Dad. Not right now.'"

"He's so polite! What am I supposed to do?" the Guardians of the Galaxy star asked. "He'll be like, 'Hmm, I don't think so. I'd rather not right now.' I'm like, 'I did teach you to be polite. OK, you can stay up.' With a laugh, the actor theorized that his son's early maturity might be a form of "manipulation."

"That's early, especially for a boy, to talk," Ellen marveled.

"From what I understand it is. I mean, he's our only child so I don't have a lot experience to weigh his upbringing so far, but yeah, he's really smart and vocal," Chris said. "He says amazing things, profound things. I was laying next to our bed we made a little nest for him during a retreat we took over the lots of pillows and stuff, because we didn't have a crib. So, we just made him sleep on the floor in his little nest and I was sitting down and I said, 'You know, Jack, there's a lot of people here and it's very loud. People are gonna be having a lot of fun and their might even be some tension.' And he just said, 'It's family.' I almost started crying. I was like, 'Thank you, son. You're right.' He's like my therapist."

"Wow, that's amazing," Ellen said.

"It was amazing," Chris agreed.

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