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Julie Bowen Wishes Her Kids Would Disappear Sometimes: 'I Love & Hate Them!'

Tue, September 20, 2011 3:10pm EDT by 9 Comments

The Emmy-winning actress admits she’s a lot like her ‘Modern Family’ character Claire Dunphy. She’s a neurotic, and temperamental, mom-of-three!

Julie Bowen, who just nabbed the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series on Sunday night (Sept. 18), admits that she’s not the most pleasant mother to be around. In fact, she wouldn’t mind if her three kids —Oliver, 4, and twins John and Gus, 2, with hubby Scott Phillips — disappeares! Can you relate or not at all?

“If I wasn’t a mom, I think it’d be harder to understand what it is to live with a child and hate and love them all at once,” the 41-year-old actress tells Us Weekly of her role as Claire Dunphy in Modern Family. “Claire does that with her kids, and I do that with mine.” What about you, HollyMoms? Do you love AND hate your children sometimes?

“I love them so much,” she adds. “There’s always this undercurrent of love, but there are moments when I really wouldn’t mind if a giant hook just pulled them off the stage of my life!” she laughs. “I think that’s how Claire feels. But if I wasn’t a parent, I think that dichotomy would confuse me.”

We totally get what she’s trying to say — parenthood is NOT easy, especially with three kids under four-years-old (two of them in their terrible twos)! But, can you relate or is Julie being too harsh?

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