Ali Larter will do ANYTHING to keep her son away from germs

Actress Ali Larter attends Variety and Women in Film's Pre-Emmy Celebration at Gracias Madre on September 16, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Surprisingly enough, things we would dread as a kid (like baths and naps) are now some of our favorite things to do as an adult. So when we found out Cherry Hill native Ali Larter doesn’t always have the easiest times trying to get her children to stay clean, we completely understood what she’s going through.

As a child a big concern is catching cooties, but for a parent, the idea of germs living everywhere can be a terrifying reality. For the 40-year-old married mother of two, 5-year-old Theodore Hayes MacArthur and 1-year-old Vivienne Margaret MacArthur, getting her son to enjoy the benefits of keeping himself tidy has been quite a battle.

“Teddy is 5½ going on 14, it’s killing me,” Ali told People. “He just started kindergarten, but I have to tell you, I have to drag that kid to the sink. I have to get him to wash his hands. He’s just a crazy, wild little boy.”

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While it hasn’t been easy, the Pitch star has figured out different ways to get her son excited about washing up. For any other parents struggling with the same problem, Ali also suggests making bath time fun by adding things like bubbles to the process. She believes the offering goes  a long way!

“I probably shouldn’t do it, but I definitely use the rewards. I’m like, ‘Go wash your hands and you can have a snack!’ when he comes home from school.”