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Neil Patrick Harris | Rolling Stone Magazine, May 2014
Here are some excerpts from the article (about the Burtka-Harris family):

…He [NPH] spent a long morning wrangling his rambunctious three-year-old twins on his own - their other parent, Harris’ fiance and partner of 10 years, actor and chef David Burtka, is out of town, finalizing their move from Los Angeles.…For Harris, performing is easy; parenting is hard. Especially the morning after a show. The kids keep insisting on sleeping in their parents’ bed - “not my favorite dynamic,” Harris says - and when they woke him up this morning at 5:30, he realized he’s spent so little time at home lately that he had no idea where they keep the diapers. “Come on, Daddy,” his daughter, Harper, chirped. “I’ll show you!”
The kids soon managed to shatter a glass on the floor. While Harris cleaned it up, keeping them clear, his son, Gideon, attempted a science experiment, reconstituting dried fruit by soaking it with peppermint extract. A new mess ensued. “As I would clean up some disaster,” Harris says, “another disaster would happen. And that went on in repetition until I couldn’t take it anymore, and that was around 7:15 a.m.” He sat the twins in front of the TV while he answered some e-mails about his upcoming autobiography (which will be presented in a whimsical, “Choose Your Own Adventure” format), then he took the kids to the park. Finally, the couple’s nanny showed up, so he could take a nap.
Harris seems slightly anxious for his kids to get a little order. “I talk to them like they’re adults, which drives David mental,” he says with a laugh. “I try to teach them large-picture, complex thought. He’s like, ‘Dude, they’re three!’ I would like to teach them that they could cry and kick and complain about the fact that the other one just took their toy. Or they could find another toy to play with. That’s a choice that they’re making. A lot of things happen to you, but a lot of your choices in life are how you’re choosing to process your circumstance.”
“I have very maternal instincts when it comes to kids,” says Burtka. “Neil is better at doing tasks, sometimes. But, you know, it’s a good balance. Neil is ready for them to start thinking on their own and making good decisions. And I’m like, ‘They can’t…it doesn’t work that way yet! You’ve gotta be patient, you’ve gotta hold off.’”
Harris first saw the boyishly handsome Burtka in a Broadway production of Gypsy, and was immediately drawn to him. “You couldn’t stop looking at him,” Harris says, “even though Bernadette Peters was singing her face off 10 feet over.” But Burtka was in a relationship, and it took a while before anything happened between them. “My friend Kate knew that my other relationship and I weren’t doing so hot,” says Burtka, and she told Harris, “‘Why don’t you show up here at this time, because he’s going to be there.’ And I’m like, ‘This is weird. He keeps showing up places, I think he might be a stalker!’”
The two men have a lot in common - until Harris’ recent weight loss, they could even share clothes. But there are key personality differences. “David is a heart-driven person, and I am a head-driven person,” says Harris. “So we balance each other out, in that way, and challenge each other. Because he demands that I feel more than I want to, and I demand that he think more than he wants to.”
When Harris, Burtka and the kids step out onto the streets of Manhattan, looking like a glittering showroom model of a modern gay family, they inevitably get hassled. The problem is as simple as it is unavoidable: Try as they might, straight dudes can’t seem to stop trying to high-five Harris. “Yo, it’s Barney, man!” they say, unless they’re dropping Harold and Kumar references. “You’re my idol!” Sometimes, for good measure, they give Burtka a hug, too. “His fans are incredible,” says Burtka. “So many frat-boy guys. It doesn’t seem right, in a way. But it’s very exciting at the same time.”
There are certain pressures, though, that come with being one of America’s most famous gay families. “There is a lot of ‘Oh, you guys are role models,’” says Burtka. “I’m superhappy that people look to us. If anything happened, God forbid, I wouldn’t want to let anyone down. But nothing will! After you get to, like, seven, eight years, it’s like, ‘No one’s going anywhere.’”
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