Jimmy Kimmel’s Daughter Jane Ruined His Elaborate Mother’s Day Plans for Wife Molly McNearney

05/10/2016 at 01:00 PM ET

Jimmy Kimmel has almost ruined Halloween for kids everywhere for the past few years, so it only seems fair that his own daughter would ruin his Mother’s Day plans for wife Molly McNearney.

During Monday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kimmel shared the hilarious story of how 22-month-old Jane‘s antics stole the show on Sunday.

“I thought I nailed Mother’s Day this year. I thought I did a very good job,” he said. “In the morning, my wife and her mother and sister all went to get massages. While they were out, I made a fantastic brunch: waffles on the waffle iron, eggs, homemade biscuits. Good stuff, right?”

Jimmy Kimmel daughter Jane
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And that’s not all!

“The flowers showed up on time. My wife loved the gifts I got her,” Kimmel, 48, continued. “I wrote her a nice card. Of course, I wrote it after she said, ‘Did you get me a card?’ But I did write the card. Don’t forget the card, by the way. They really want that card.”

Everything was clearly going impeccably well until it came time for dinner at a restaurant he and McNearney had been wanting to try.

“It turns out the only bad thing about Mother’s Day is having children,” Kimmel joked. “Jane decided to celebrate Mother’s Day by making my wife wish she had no kids.”

As he showed pictures of Jane crying and horsing around while a tired McNearney looks on, Kimmel described how Jane “wouldn’t eat, she wouldn’t sit still, she had no crayons, they had no high chair.”

Even though Jane’s behavior forced them to leave the restaurant without ordering dessert, she had a sweet end to the night.

“On the way home, because I’m not a good parent, I decided to reward little Jane for her behavior by stopping the car for ice cream,” Kimmel said while showing a picture of his “devil” daughter sweetly smiling at the camera. “That smile says, ‘I win!’ ”

— Andrea Park

FILED UNDER: Babies , Jimmy Kimmel , News , Parenting

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Ecarg on

What beautiful little girl. I LOVE Jane’s name.

Edie on

Adorably devious, little Jane! Good job…Daddy’s little girl knows best

Carolyn on

Cute little thing, but no parent of a 22 month old should expect to have a peaceful dinner. Most times I see parents with children who ought to to be at home getting ready for bed instead of out at a restaurant.

HELP! on

I hope she didn’t ruin others Mother’s Day plans as well by acting like a normal child would at any place that is not equipped for children.

ImALadyToo on

HELP! – I could not agree with you more!

SassyMom on

This is why I DO NOT celebrate at a restaurant with my Toddler.. He is a mad man..lol Dinner at home is just fine with me…🙂

onemom on

Aww Jimmy’s daughter is so adorable.

st. on

this is why we didn’t eat out for five years! unless we were lucky enough to have a babysitter so we could leave the kids at home!

life goes on on

Little Jane, must have gotten it from her daddy.

Paige on

His daughter is so cute.