Ben Affleck, Hollywood’s Most Confused Dad

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Ben Affleck takes baby son Samuel Affleck to dinner with wife Jennifer Garner and his daughters Violet Affleck and Seraphina Affleck in Pacific Palidades, California.
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Like many two-actor couples, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner arrange their schedules so that only one parent is filming at any given moment, allowing for more time with their three children. This means that when Jennifer Garner is working, Ben Affleck is on Dad Duty. Know this about Ben Affleck: He is a deeply committed father, ferrying his daughters to ballet practice and play dates and attending their many tea parties. But sometimes he looks a little baffled by the undertaking, like no one ever explained hair bows or Dora the Explorer to him. Look, we have proof:

Okay, you're thinking, he looks totally in charge — the girls are wearing matching outfits; Affleck has matching shoes; he remembered to pick up flowers (10 dad points).

While Jennifer Garner visits the nail salon, Ben Affleck takes Violet and Seraphina to the market in Brentwood, CA.
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He even has time to practice his smolder during carpool.

Ben Affleck and Seraphina seen out in Brentwood.
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But then everyone takes a little too long eating their Happy Meals, and Violet wants to change skirts, and suddenly we're late for soccer practice.

Ben Affleck spends time with his daughters Violet and Seraphina at Barnes & Noble bookstore.
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Why is this even a sport? All the kids are just chasing the one ball, and then the game ends in a tie. No one plays soccer in Southie."

Ben Affleck kisses wife Jennifer Garner at 4th July parade in Los Angeles, Ca. The actors took both daughters Violet and Seraphina to the parade in the pacific palisades area of Los Angeles. Jennifer was seen waving to the floats and parade as she showed off her american pride buying flags for her two children. Violet even showed her patriotism by singing during the national anthem. They watched the parade for over an hour and Ben even Kissed Jen's hand during the festivities.
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Parenting pro tip: If you can't see the cotton candy mess, then the cotton candy mess did not happen.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner take their girls to a 4th of July parade.
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Illustrated Stories from Dickens goes over about as well as you would expect.

Ben Affleck takes his daughter Seraphina to the Brentwood Market.
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Googling "children's books that my daughters will actually enjoy."

Ben Affleck takes Violet and Seraphina to the Farmers Market in Pacific Palisades, California.
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"You're too little to play soccer, but one day I'm gonna teach you how stupid it is."

Ben Affleck takes baby son Samuel Affleck to dinner with wife Jennifer Garner and his daughters Violet Affleck and Seraphina Affleck in Pacific Palidades, California.
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"Please don't make me go to another soccer game. Please don't make me go to another soccer game."

Ben Affleck spends time with his daughters Seraphina and Violet in Brentwood, California.
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"Oh. You should've told me the other option would be decorating cupcakes."

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner decorate cakes with their daughters at Duff's Cakemix in West Hollywood, CA.
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