February 02, 2009 08:00 PM

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In a humorous Friday appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, talk show host Jon Stewart joked that it’s the “chance to ruin someone from scratch” he loves most about fatherhood. “I’ve hurt people, but it wasn’t a clean wound,” the 46-year-old father of two said with a laugh. “They’d been hurt before, it was a pain they recognized…[But] when you hurt your children, there’s that look in their eyes that says ‘Oh my God, they’ll never forget this.'”

While there was hopefully no pain involved, 4 ½-year-old Nathan Thomas hasn’t forgotten his first New York Knicks game, when he was seated next to The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg. “So in his life, he thinks, like, that is normal,” Jon explained. “Like, oh, everyone sits next to the center square when they go to the game.” Perhaps sensing it odd that Nathan would recognize Whoopi, Jon added,

When he isn’t courtside, Nathan likes to make “secret plans” with dad. “He’s got a little sister [Maggie Rose, turning 3 this week] that he doesn’t want to hear things,” Jon said. “So, like, she still takes naps and he and I make secret plans.” Unfortunately, the plans aren’t nearly as secret as Nathan thinks!

Nathan and Maggie are Jon’s children with wife Tracey.

Source: Late Night with Conan O’Brien

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