Celebrity Parents Jared Padalecki on the Sweet (and Unique) Musical Bedtime Tradition He Has with His Daughter, 3½ For more from Jared Padalecki, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now By Julie Jordan and Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Website Jen Juneau is a News and Movies Staff Writer at PEOPLE. She started at the brand in 2016 and has more than 15 years' professional writing experience. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 22, 2021 02:50 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Jared Padalecki with his wife and three kids. Photo: Jared Padalecki/Instagram Jared Padalecki's daughter Odette Elliott, 3½, has a preference for a very specific (and unconventional) lullaby. In a conversation with PEOPLE for this week's issue, out now, the Walker star, 38, says that he always comes equipped with a new offering for his little girl when it's time for her to go to sleep, as she "always wants a bedtime song or story." "Last night I made up a song about a coyote chasing cats," Padalecki shares. "Your 3-year-old asks for a song about a coyote, you just do it." After being on Supernatural for 15 years, the father of three (he and wife Genevieve also shares sons Austin Shepherd, 7, and Thomas Colton, 8½) admits he's happy to embrace his "homebody" nature. "During Supernatural, there were some months where I would only see my family for three or four days. That's the reason Jensen [Ackles, his costar] and I wanted to bid a fond farewell to it," Padalecki says. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Genevieve and Jared Padalecki. Phillip Chin/Getty Images for Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Jared Padalecki Says He Hopes to Reprise His Supernatural Character One Day He adds, "We both have wives and three kids and wanted to meet them." Padalecki is also excited for his children to see his new show, which is a reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger, the 1993-2001 show starring Chuck Norris. "For 15 years, I worked on a show that I didn't really want my kids to watch because I'd have to explain why Daddy was bleeding, and why Daddy was killing Mommy or why Uncle Jensen killed Mommy," he tells PEOPLE. "They were having nightmares, and so the idea that I could let them watch this new show is pretty special," Padalecki adds. RELATED VIDEO: Lily Collins on Her Famous Father Phil and the Hit Song He Wrote for Her as a Lullaby And when he and his family are traveling, Padalecki always comes prepared — even if it might mean a little bit of overkill to some. "My wife, Genevieve, and I took our kids on a road trip to Yellowstone, so I went to a survival store and bought three or four bear sprays and attached them to my belt," he says. "She was like, 'You look like an idiot,' " adds Padalecki, admitting he's "terrified" of the mammals. "But you never know." Walker airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. For more from Jared Padalecki, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.