The 'That's 70s Show' actors won't be spoiling their kids with toys this December.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, who are parents to three-year-old Wyatt and one-year-old Dmitri, have opened up about their family life, and how they want to do the best for their kids. Talking to Entertainment Tonight, they say they don't want their kids to wind up as "a**holes", and have set up a new Christmas tradition.
“I come from communist Russia, where you're not allowed to be happy, so my holiday traditions are ‘be quiet,’” Mila shared.
“Coming to America is when you realize Christmas has a magical quality to it. In Russia, back in the day, it was a very religious holiday, so you don't celebrate Christmas if you're not Christian and if you're not at Mass. So, I being Jewish, was like, ‘Christmas is not for you.’”
“We come to America and we're like, ‘Christmas is so inclusive,’” she recalls. “We literally bought a Christmas tree. So as far as tradition goes, my family's big on any excuse to get the family together and get drunk. Whether it's Easter, which we've now all accepted into our Jewish household, or Christmas, it doesn't matter. It's all family time, but having kids, we're building up our own little versions of tradition.”
But while her kids have been spoiled by their grandparents, it has started a new rule for their household at Christmas time.
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“So far, our tradition is no presents for the kids,” she says. “We're instituting it this year because when the kids are [younger than] one, it doesn't really matter. Last year when we celebrated Christmas, Wyatt was two and it was too much. We didn't give her anything -- it was the grandparents. The kid no longer appreciates the one gift. They don't even know what they're expecting; they're just expecting stuff.”
“We've told our parents, ‘We're begging you -- if you have to give her something, pick one gift. Otherwise, we'd like to take a charitable donation, to the Children's Hospital or a pet [or] whatever you want.’ That's our new tradition.”