Jessica Seinfeld: Kids Can Only Be Who They Are

06/07/2010 at 04:00 PM ET
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It looks like Jerry Seinfeld isn’t the only comedian in his clan.

“Everyone says Sascha is exactly like me,” said Jessica Seinfeld of their 9½-year-old daughter at the fourth annual Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash in Central Park on Thursday. “But she’s also really funny and very dry and witty, so I think that’s Jerry.”

As for their two other children, Julian Kal, 7, and Shepherd Kellan, 5½, Seinfeld admits her sons may have received some of their parents’ not-so-great traits.

“One of my sons can be a bit cranky, so that’s a little bit of both Jerry and I for sure,” she says with a laugh. “We’re just trying to figure out who’s what, but no pressure on anyone. They can only be who they are.”

However, the one quality both Jerry, 56, and Jessica, 38, want their children to inherit is finding ways to give back to the community.

“Everything you do, your children model after you so I always try to give as much as I can back to other people,” says Seinfeld.

“I hope that makes an impression on my kids and I know Jerry is equally as supportive of charity and any philanthropic work. We hope they follow in our footsteps.”

So which special person will her children be giving back to this June? Their dad on Father’s Day, of course.

“Our gift will have to do with either the Mets or cars,” she laughs. “They’re two of Jerry’s favorite subjects.”

— Jaimie Vaillancourt

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Amy on

They can only be who they are.”

Love that ‘philosophy’ (can’t think of a better word). Good for the Seinfelds- love them! Jerry and CO. still bring incredible laughs to my husband and I with those reruns!

izzy on

i love this family. jessica is so beautiful.

CelebBabyLover on

I LOVE that Jessica didn’t name names when she mentioned that one of her sons can be a bit cranky! 🙂

Ann on

…Um, if parents are models for their kids, shouldn’t Jessica have thought twice before having an affair on her newly-wed husband whom she left for Seinfeld? Hope her kids don’t inherit her money-grubbing ways.

cynda on

i love jessica! i wish i was her everyday! she has it all

Sulynn on

She does “have it all”: beauty, charm, smart wit, lovely family, and MOST important!
a Good Heart that takes action. Love her. I always found her absolutely gorgeous since I first saw her picture in People when she and Jerry wed, that she does such inspiring, beneficial important, hard work… and only for the sake of wanting to help out New York families, she’s just an amazing person!

murielle on

Thank your for giving us ideas and for what youre doing for kids nutrition OR for profit that I dont know.
You could however be more generous with giving more free recipes – kids favorite would be nice. The one sample recipe is pretty average -I woulndt buy the book based on the recipes I found so far.

basically you just have to mush all the veg you want anywhere you want. ex muffins – (apples carrots zucchini) meat loaf (add the veg in puree yu want) in mash potatoes add mashed carrots squash etc.
and basically its as simple as that.