Jamie Oliver Discusses Disciplining His Four Kids As He Prepares For Arrival Of Fifth Child

Jamie Oliver Discusses Disciplining His Four Kids As He Prepares For Arrival Of Fifth Child

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Jamie Oliver’s kids don’t get what they want without putting a bit of work in.

The 41-year-old father to Poppy, 14, Daisy, 13, Petal, seven, and Buddy, five, said if his children ask for a present, they have to do something in return. 

“I’ll never forget when Poppy and Daisy said: ‘Dad, we want a micro-scooter’ and I said: ‘It’s not your birthday, it’s not Christmas, you ain’t having it’,” Oliver told Hello! Magazine. 

“I said: Look, learn all the herbs and I’ll buy you a micro-scooter. They came back in an hour and said: ‘Fennel, marjoram, thyme, orange thyme.’ So I go: ‘Now you have to do it blindfolded, by smell’.

“Hour later: ‘Orange thyme, lemon thyme, lovage,’ so then I’m like: ‘Okay, okay!’ I felt like I’d been done.”

Oliver also chatted about the arrival of his fifth child and said he and his wife Jools are yet to settle on a name.

He called Jools a “gatekeeper of names”, adding that she has historically had a “floral” theme when deciding what to call their kids. 

The celebrity chef previously gave fans a sneak peak into the nursery the family had prepared for their new arrival, writing that he was “nervous, but excited”.

The couple announced they were expecting their fifth child in March 2016.

“This was not expected,” Oliver said at the time. “I can’t even believe I’m saying it. My own family were shocked too.”

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