Alison Sweeney on Her Family


– I understand you just went
to New York City, just with your son,
you and your son? – Yeah, so he got an A+
on this book report, that was about these kids who go
to the Metropolitan Museum, so I promised him if he got
an A+, I would take him with me when I have to go to New York
for work sometimes. So we went to New York,
and it was– we had an amazing time, and I tried to get him to do all
the New York things, which was super fun,
but in New York, like, I’m from L.A.– – He’s how old, 10?
– He’s 10. I’m from L.A., so we don’t
walk anywhere, we drive. So Ben–I explained to him that we have to walk to
the restaurant, and my son was really like,
“What?” And I said, “Yeah,
it’s only eight blocks.” And then he was like, “Wait,
that would be 16 round trip.” I mean, he was really confused. So then, as we walked,
we texted everyone we knew. We took a picture of us walking. Like, he was super,
super impressed about our New Yorker behavior,
yeah. – Wow, that’s saying something
that your son is like, “That’s 16 blocks!” – He’s like, “Wait, walk?”
– Yeah. – Yeah, no.
And then we ended up going to Central Park yesterday,
which was beautiful. The weather couldn’t have
been better, but I got us lost in the middle
of Central Park, and he said to me,
“It’s okay, Mommy. I’m really having fun walking
around with you.” – Aw.
[audience laughter] He sounds adorable.
– He is, he’s super cute. – And uh, is it–
– Yeah, there’s us, lost, in Central Park. – Cute.
Well, you don’t look stressed. – No, right,
we had a great time. – So is Dave your husband?
Dave? – My husband, Dave, yes.
– Okay. And you’ve been married
how long now? – It’ll be 15 years this year. – 15 years.
– Yeah, thank you. [cheers and applause] – You do something…
[cheers and applause] interesting–
– Oh, there’s Dave, yeah. – Every year, you both do an
analysis of your relationship? Is that right?
– Yeah, so, we kind of started
the tradition– I don’t even know,
it was sort of towards the beginning of our marriage–
where– You know, and your anniversary’s
such a lovely night, and there’s usually
very happy emotions, so we kind of had
the thought of talking about the good things that we had been
doing in our marriage, what we really liked about
how it was going, and then also maybe a bit of
a job evaluation, like things that could use
improvement, things we could work on. And it’s sort of a– it’s sort of a free zone, where you’re not going to
get angry, and you’re not going to
get sensitive, and we both sort of have
one thing that we want to work on. – It also cushions it because
it’s your anniversary, so you’re probably getting,
like, a diamond necklace or something,
and then he says, “And I don’t like this that
you’re doing.” – “And put the dishes in
the dishwasher.” – Right.
– That would be great.

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