Brad Pitt’s Secret to Waking Up the Kids

Mike Krumboltz
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Every parent has his or her tricks -- things that must be done to keep the house running. Brad Pitt is no different. In a recent interview with CBS This Morning, the Oscar-nominated actor ("Moneyball") revealed that he sometimes has to rely on a certain carbonated beverage to get his kids moving in the morning.

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"Listen, I admit there's times like, 'We gotta get up. Get up! Here's your shoes. Here's your shoes. Drink this Coke. Drink this Coca-Cola. Drink it all. Right now! Drink it! Drink it! Drink it!' Just so we could get 'em up and going," Pitt confessed.

Pitt was speaking about his chaotic life with six children. The kids, three biological with Angelina Jolie and three adopted from overseas, travel with their mom and dad everywhere. Pitt says that as the kids get older, they're becoming more aware that their parents aren't married.

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"We're getting a lot of pressure from the kids," Pitt says. "It [marriage] means something to them. And they have questions when their friends parents are married and why is that." Pitt has gone on record as saying that he and Jolie don't plan to marry until all couples can do so legally. Whether the kids will push the couple toward the altar (like Shrek and Princess Fiona) remains to be seen.

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