12/09/2010 06:01 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ben Affleck: Becoming 'Mr. Mom'

Superstar actor? Acclaimed director? Academy Award winner? Just call Ben Affleck a stay at home dad.

"My wife's going to a movie and then it's going to be just pure Mr. Mom time!" he told US Magazine. He might be thankful that wife Jennifer Garner has been doing the Christmas shopping, though.

Affleck recently discussed his shopping travails on 'The Ellen Degeneres Show,' saying that he ends up buying his wife a Christmas gift at CVS on the 24th of December.

"Basically, my wife is very in-depth with all this stuff, really sharp, very thoughtful, very thorough," he defended himself with a laugh. "And so for me, I get kind of panicked, I put things off and I just don't know what to get so just buying her a present -- I put more work into that than she does into buying fifteen!"

In the gift department, Affleck's daughter Violet turned five years old on December 1st - check out photos of her five cutest public moments.