Neil Patrick Harris’ Kids Already Eat Better Than You

Neil Patrick Harris’ Kids Already Eat Better Than You

At just five years old, Neil Patrick Harris’ twins already have a more discerning palate than some of us will ever hope to dream of in our lifetime. According to the actor, son Gideon and daughter Harper have an appetite for the finer things in life. So while other children on the playground snack on Cheerios, his babies prefer things you’d find at a fancy restaurant.

“Their palates are amazing. Their favorite foods are oysters on the half-shell; they love any raw fish,” he tells People. “We ordered grilled octopus recently and I didn’t even get a single bite.”

However, Harris notes, the kids also simple things like a well-made egg. Though husband David Burtka is more of the cook of the family, Harris does know how to whip up a good dish when he needs to step up from his “sous chef and washer of dishes” role.

“I have lately taken to making a mean eggs-in-the-hole for the children.” he says. “Real, real proud of that. When the egg isn’t hard-boiled in the middle, that’s all I care about.”

As for summer plans, Harris, who is currently in the middle of filming Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events in Vancouver, hopes to travel with his family (presumably for more delicious bites to eat). He also plans to extend his stay in Canada and perhaps kick back with a cocktail or two.

He quips, “We’ve been on a bit of a tequila kick, to be honest.”