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Jessica Biel Says Eating in the Shower Is Just Part of ‘Mom Life’: ‘Sometimes It’s a Huge Failure’

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When you’re a parent, you fit in the daily essentials where you can — and Jessica Biel is no exception.

The 34-year-old actress stopped by The Tonight Show Thursday, and spoke to Jimmy Fallon about one specific skill she has become adept at since welcoming son Silas Randall, now 22 months: eating in the shower.

“This is just mom life,” Biel tells Fallon when he brings out a print of an Instagram photo she shared in September, showing a set of dishes resting on a ledge in her shower. “I don’t know if anybody else does this, [but] I don’t have time for anything.”

“I’m feeding [Silas] in the morning, trying to get ready, and I realize I haven’t eaten, [so] I just take it into the shower,” The Book of Love star explains of a typical at-home scenario. “Sometimes it’s a huge success! Sometimes it’s a huge failure.”

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Yes. I eat in the shower. I admit it. Chicken apple sausage and espresso. Try it. I dare you. #ShowerEats

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Intrigued, the host asks how the restaurant owner, mother of one and wife to Justin Timberlake makes it work.

“I put it up on my little shelf thing and I go over and I get a bite, and I come back and I [wash my hair] and I scrub, and I go back [and take a drink], I go back over,” she says, miming the actions.

“It’s great! Honestly, you should try it,” she encourages Fallon.

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Fallon then poses a question that’s probably on many audience members’ minds: How does she handle certain foods, like cereal?

“It does [work]. Because if you get a little water in the milk, not a big deal,” Biel says. “You know what’s a little tough is, like, a sandwich. Bread, it can be somewhat [tricky]. Sausage works great.”