Neil Patrick Harris has a hot career and a new hit show, but the father of two says the best way to end his day is with a squeeze from his 4½-year-old twins Gideon and Harper.
“There is nothing greater than arriving home before dinner and they run down the stairs and jump into your arms and give you a magnificent hug that doesn’t end,” Harris tells PEOPLE.
“It takes away any upset or distraction of the day.”
Already two episodes into his brand new NBC television series Best Time Ever, Harris has been preparing for months for the one-hour live variety show which had him zip-lining off a building with Reese Witherspoon and doing back flips on a po-go stick in the premiere. But even with a sometimes grueling work pace, the 42-year-old performer finds a way to balance his career and family life with husband David Burtka and their two children.
“We manage our time really well,” says Harris, who calls Burtka “a spectacular parent.” “If we are traveling somewhere, the kids come with us when they can. We don’t stay apart too long and we are a very inclusive family.”
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