Remember obsessing over finding the perfect costume for Halloween as a kid? Well, Jennifer Garner’s children are at that age. The 47-year-old says helping them find a Halloween costume gets more and more difficult each year.

“It definitely gets harder [as they get older],” she told Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, October 2, of Violet, 13, Seraphina, 10, and Samuel, 7, whom she shares with ex-husband Ben Affleck. “I remember one year when I talked both my girls into dressing up as pigs, and they were so cute! And now they would be like, ‘No, mom, oh, my gosh, no!’ It’s harder, but they’re going to be cute, whatever they are.”

Although Halloween time has proven to be a struggle in the Affleck house, Jen still gushes to the outlet about her children. “I have kids that are funny and smart, and I think they’re awesome,” she added. “They change you wholly, and completely and not at all. I’m lucky to have them.”

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Last year, Jen shared her family’s tradition of making Halloween decorations that look just like their family — but spooky, of course. “Every year there’s something different,” the 13 Going on 30 star told Ellen DeGeneres back in October 2018. “I think this year we’ll go back to one of our favorites. My son’s [ghost] will have big blue eyes, and they’ll make their dad with a lot of scruff. They’ll make me with long hair and glasses and probably a bun on her head.”

The actress also admitted that at times her kids think she’s a little lame. “I kill the fun,” she said on a September episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “I am so lame. I say, ‘No,’ to everything. They call me the dragon. They have all these names for me.”

Despite what her kids say, Jen claims to have “chilled out,” she told Katie Couric back in September. She does admit that she goes a little overboard when it comes to her own cooking. “Here I am making homemade Wheat Thins like a nerd, and my kids don’t want them,” she said to the journalist, 62. “The harder you work on whatever you’re making for your kids, the less apt they are to eat it.” Can we expect some homemade candy corn, Jen?

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