"It was harder to get my driver's license than to get pregnant and give birth," the Modern Family actress, 41, tells PARADE.

By peoplestaff225
October 13, 2010 06:00 PM

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She may have faced a few roadblocks when it came time to get her license, but Julie Bowen‘s path to parenthood was speedbump-free.

“It was harder to get my driver’s license than to get pregnant and give birth,” the Modern Family actress, 41, tells PARADE.

And while amateur drivers are armed with a manual, Bowen — mom to Oliver McLanahan, 3½, and twins John and Gus, 17 months, with husband Scott Phillips — says new parents aren’t quite as lucky.

“Then you go home with them and you’re like, ‘Are you kidding?! I don’t know what I’m doing,'” she says. “I’m still in shock every time my 3-year-old goes, ‘MOM!’ I’m like, ‘ME?!'”

That said, keeping up with her brood of boys isn’t as hard as it sounds, admits Bowen — except, that is, when it comes to Oliver’s newfound fascination with his body.

“People always tell me I have a lot of guy energy. I’m less comfortable in stilettos than I am in running shoes,” she explains. “I’m managing to keep up with three boys pretty well, but the 3-year-old is starting to be obsessed with his man parts, and that’s a revelation.”

— Anya Leon

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