Chris Pratt and Anna Faris Have Different Ideas on ‘Perfectly Acceptable’ Potty Training

09/04/2015 at 12:15 PM ET

Anna Faris Chris Pratt potty train son Jack
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All parents know the struggles that comes with trying to potty train a toddler. Explaining the difference between diapers and “big kid” underwear is near impossible, and when you throw swim trunks into the mix it gets even more complicated.

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are trying to potty train their 3-year-old son Jack, but it seems they have different ideas on when and where it’s appropriate to use the bathroom.

Faris, 38, shared a picture of her son wearing his bathing suit and looking down at the puddle he created below him.

“Potty training is going so great! I’m a natural!,” she joked.

Of course when Pratt, 36, saw the picture, he didn’t see the problem. “Those are swim shorts. Put him in the pool and that’s perfectly acceptable behavior. I’m proud of both of you,” he responded.

Jack’s “funny and smart and very independent,” the actor told PEOPLE recently. “Sometimes I see [Anna] in him and sometimes I see myself, and sometimes I see someone that is totally his own thing. He also is his own person.”

While these parents try to figure out a potty training common ground, there’s one thing we can all learn from this: never go swimming with Chris Pratt.

— Jodi Guglielmi

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drgrady on

Jack is one cute little guy!

blessedwithboys on

Super cute kid but I hate that the pic is just an ad for toddler junk food 😦

Jen DC on

Uh, Chris: It’s NOT cool to pee in the pool. FYI.

Jack’s super-cute, though!

guest on

At 3 years old he should be trained by now. My boys were trained by 2.

guest2 on

Yay Jack is adorable

educator on

let it flow! children do know the right time…look, i was drilled to became dry and i wasn´t even 1 year old…i´ve faced that step in development calmly with my own daughters ..btw what a cute little sugar cube that boy is

Michelle on

2 OR 3yo is normal. Before 2 is young but awesome if that happened! I feel their pain. Going through it with my 2nd right now. 1st kid was easier!

Shanarama on

Those of you who are criticizing them for him being 3 years old and not completely potty trained need to realize that every child is different. My nephew was 3 1/2 before he was completely potty trained. It doesn’t mean my brother & his wife are lazy parents, it means my nephew wasn’t ready. And him not being ready doesn’t mean he is immature or lacking in intelligence either. He actually tested so high that he skipped kindergarten and was placed in an advanced 1st grade class, due to the fact that he was already doing geometry and reading at an 8th grade level with 6th grade comprehension. They wanted to put him in 2nd grade but worried about his emotional growth and well-being in the long run.

Also, their son was a preemie and they develop at a different rate. My son was extremely premature (16 weeks) and wasn’t fully potty trained until he was 4 years old, mainly because he didn’t speak until he was 3 1/2 years old.

Matt on

I remember them good ole messy days with my son.