04/13/2015 04:06 pm ET Updated Apr 13, 2015

Louis C.K.'s Master Plan For Making Sure His Kids Don't Grow Up 'Weird Or Spoiled'

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28:  Louis C.K. performs onstage at Comedy Central Night Of Too Many Stars at Beacon Theatre on Febru
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: Louis C.K. performs onstage at Comedy Central Night Of Too Many Stars at Beacon Theatre on February 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

Worried about raising your kids right? Louis C.K. has been there.

In the April 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine, the 47-year-old comedian talked about raising his daughters in New York and making sure they stay down to earth. Here's what he had to say:

I talk to [my kids] about work, and I hope they both have shitty minimum wage retail jobs when they're old enough. I really try to be aware of not letting them grow up weird or spoiled, which is easier to do here than it is in L.A. My 13-year-old daughter leaves the house at 7:15 every morning and takes a smelly city bus to school way uptown. It's like 8 degrees out, and it's dark and she's got this morning face and I send her out there to take a bus. Meanwhile, my driver is sitting in a toasty Mercedes that's going to take me to work once both kids are gone. I could send her in the Mercedes and then have it come back to get me, but I can't have my kid doing that. I can't do that to her. Me? I earned that f--ing Mercedes. You better f--ing believe it.

Louis C.K. has opened up about his parenting style in the past. While doing a bit on "parenting, kids and questions," he said, “I’m not raising children. I’m raising the grownups they’re going to be. I have to raise them with the tools to get through a terrible life. That’s the way I look at it."

It certainly seems like those kids are developing some solid life skills.



  • 1 Because he's honest about parenting.
  • 2 Because yes, yes we know the feeling.
  • 3 Because he doesn't take awards shows too seriously.
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  • 4 Because he offers real talk about gay marriage.
  • 5 Because he has some fantastic ideas to improve religion.
  • 6 Because he exposes the truth.
  • 7 Because he knows that bacon is the most important thing in the world.
  • 8 Because he's very, um, open.
  • 9 Because he's doesn't lie to you.
  • 10 Because he knows how to say things that will piss people off.
  • 11 Because he just... makes... sense.
  • 12 Because he offers important insight on Immigration.
  • 13 Because he actually gives some damn good life advice.
  • 14 Because he knows you can never please everyone.
  • 15 Because he understands the power of negotiation.
  • 16 Because he still manages to look nerdy, even while wearing leather and riding a motorcycle.
  • 17 Because he's just an all-around, fantastic guy.