“Holt is definitely a boy and in the phase that every toot and burp makes him laugh,” the actress tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue of her 2-year-old, Holt Fisher. “So when he laughs, I of course laugh.”
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Thiessen’s older child with her husband, actor Brady Smith, also often behaves beyond her years. During a recent playdate with Harper’s best friend Simone Lynn — the 7-year-old daughter of Bill Horn and Scout Masterson — the two were driving around in an automated toy car when Thiessen saw her little girl grow up before her eyes.
“They said this word and I was like, ‘Is this the new word the teenagers are using?’ ” she recalls. “I think it was like ‘flicker’ or ‘Hey, we just flicked.’ I was like, ‘What? What are you talking about?’ ”
Playing the mom of teens in Netflix’s upcoming comedy Alexa & Katie has given Thiessen an additional preview of what motherhood will be like for her in a few years.
“It’s definitely enlightening being around teenagers all day and seeing the difference between how it was for me as a teenager and how life is different for the kids on this show,” the Dinner at Tiffani’s star explains.
“Seeing like, ‘Wow, that’s not far away from me,’ it’s kind of daunting and scary and then exciting, because I truly do find the pleasure in each different phase that my kids go through,” she explains.
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