How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris has revealed how he loves to sit and watch his children as they learn new things. Neil and his partner David Burtka are the proud parents of two beautiful twins Gideon and Harper, who they had via a surrogate mother, and Neil finds the children simply fascinating.
Harris explained, "I have an unbelievable assistant who handles all of my scheduling! It's like a Tetris game. I've been doing this for a while and sometimes you have spells of busyness and other times you're clamouring for work. It's nice to not be put out by being so busy, but to try to embrace it and make smart choices. I guess I'm in a nice position that way. I get to choose things that interest me as opposed to trying to get any job that will have me, which for a vast majority of actors is the case."
He added, "I love watching them learn to understand language. And watching them interact with each other is fantastic. We're lucky that we have two because they always have a playmate and they get to learn complicated concepts like sharing and co-operation. They get to learn those things a little earlier because they're with each other all the time. Watching their minds tick is fun." It was recently rumoured that Neil Patrick Harris would be replacing Ryan Seacrest on American Idol but he has since dismissed those rumours.