Jennifer Garner says her kids call her ‘the dragon’

Jennifer Garner is not a regular mom, she’s a cool mom.

Well, to everyone except her three kids. Garner is mom to daughter Violet, 13, Seraphina, 10, and Samuel, 7, and on a Thursday night appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the 47-year-old opened up about how her kids call her a “fun-killing mom.”

Garner is preparing to star in the upcoming Netflix kids' film Yes Day, and can really relate to her mom character. 

“It’s a book that I read to my kids and my middle daughter was enamored with this book… because it’s about a mom who one day of the year says ‘yes’ all day long,” Garner explains. “And if you’re like me, I kill the fun. I am so lame. I say no to everything. They call me the dragon, they have all these nicknames for me. So on one day a year, I just say yes.”

That means yes to anything her kids might want. 

“We want pizza with ice cream for breakfast or with toothpaste,” she explains, noting she’s been doing “Yes Day” for years. 

The only catch is that all of her kids have to agree to the same “Yes Day” activities. 

“Having three kids they have different ideas. A 13-year-old and a 7-year-old have a different idea about what they’d like to get out of Yes Day,” she says. “They have to agree because it’s just one day for everyone. So the one thing they can agree on is basically making an a** out of me.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10: Jennifer Garner is seen on June 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10: Jennifer Garner is seen on June 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stav/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are seen on June 02, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stav/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Jennifer Garner is seen on May 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28: Jennifer Garner attends City Year Los Angeles' Spring Break: Destination Education at Sony Studios on April 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for City Year Los Angeles)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Jennifer Garner is seen on April 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25: Jennifer Garner is seen on April 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 24: Actress Jennifer Garner attends CinemaCon 2018 STXfilms Invites You to an Evening Featuring A Sneak Preview of Their Feature Films at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners on April 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Jennifer Garner seen on the streets of Manhattan on April 12, 2018 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jennifer Garner
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: Jennifer Garner seen on the streets of Manhattan on April 11, 2018 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jennifer Garner
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: Jennifer Garner seen out and about in Manhattan on April 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
Jennifer Garner attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 90th Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, on March 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Jennifer Garner arrives at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Jennifer Garner is seen on February 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Jennifer Garner is seen on February 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Jennifer Garner is seen on January 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Jennifer Garner attends the Screening Of IFC Films' 'The Tribes Of Palos Verdes' at the Ray Kurtzman Theater on November 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Jennifer Garner attends the premiere of 'The Tribes of Palos Verdes' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on November 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: (L-R) Joe Keery, Maika Monroe and Jennifer Garner attend the premiere of 'The Tribes of Palos Verdes' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on November 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Jennifer Garner is seen on November 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Actress Jennifer Garner attends the 2017 Baby2Baby Gala at 3LABS on November 11, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Actress Jennifer Garner is seen walking in Soho on October 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Actress and Save the Children Trustee Jennifer Garner attends the 5th Annual Save the Children Illumination Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on October 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Save The Children)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Actress Jennifer Garner is seen walking in Soho on October 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Jennifer Garner is seen on October 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - OCTOBER 06: Actors Jennifer Garner and Maika Monroe attend the red carpet for 'The Tribes of Palos Verdes' at UA2 East Hampton Cinema 6 during Hamptons International Film Festival 2017 - Day Two on October 6, 2017 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Hamptons International Film Festival)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 23: Jennifer Garner is seen on August 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Jennifer Garner is seen on September 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 01: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's mother Christine Anne Boldt are seen on August 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 26: Jennifer Garner is seen on July 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 02: Jennifer Garner is seen on July 02, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 06: Jennifer Garner attends NET-A-PORTER x Draper James Event on June 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for NET-A-PORTER)
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