Chris Pratt joked this week about how important it is to keep every trophy, medal and ribbon children collect as they’re growing up.
The actor, 44, shared photos of his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger, 33, looking through boxes of awards her parents kept from her childhood and expressed his true feelings on Instagram. He said that he was grateful she had so many wonderful memories, but also wondered if he needed to do the same for his children. Schwarzenegger is the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.
Pratt shares daughters Lyla, 3, and Eloise, 1, with Schwarzenegger, and son Jack, 11, with ex Anna Faris.
“Maria [Shriver] has been storing special items from Katherine’s childhood for years,” the “Jurassic World” star wrote. “Which is so very thoughtful. To see my darling wife beaming with sentiment as she opens these crates of meticulously organized keepsakes, remembering her cherished youth, makes me grateful for the efforts her folks put into archiving.”
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Pratt joked that he was “proud” of Schwarzenegger “for being a fourth grade problem solving superstar. There’s also a trophy for ‘most improved two year old’ in swim class. Wow!! Sorry to the other two year olds. You didn’t cut it. Move on. What’s that you say? She was the only two year old in swim class? I’m proud nonetheless.”
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He mused that the “payoff for the work it took to store this stuff” is the “smile on her face as she relives moments of her youth. To pray one day that your children will look back on their childhood with glee is a blessing. It is the hope of parenthood.”
But he also wondered if parents really need to keep everything that belongs to their child.
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“But real talk… once your kid goes through the stuff, is it okay to toss?” Pratt wondered. “I mean… do we need the ‘I was on a sports team trophy?’ Can they be donated? Repurposed? How many do we gotta keep? Not all of them right? Any of them? Is there a grading scale? Like, did you win? Were you a champion? Is there a specific sentimental connection? Help me out here. Do they go back in storage?”
Schwarzenegger jokingly chimed in on the comments, writing, “Feels like someone is a litttlllee bit jealous of my natural athleticism from birth and ability to solve problems.”