Jon Hamm thinks he would be `terrible’ father

Washington: Jon Hamm believes that he’d be a “terrible father” as he can’t figure out how parents balance raising kids with work.

The ‘Mad Men’ actor and his partner of 14 years Jennifer Westfeldt have never tried for children - and with good reason.

“I’d be a terrible father…I see my friends who have children and I’m like, ‘Dude, how are you even upright, much less here at work at 6 am?” Contactmusic quoted him as telling US Weekly.

However, the 41-year-old admitted having a soft spot for his co-star January Jones’ six-month-old son Xander.

“Xander is cute as a button!” he said.

Westfeldt, - who is currently starring alongside Hamm in ‘Friends with Kids’, which she also directed - has similar ideas when it comes to parenthood.

“I’ve thought about this a lot lately. I never thought I’d be this age and not have kids,” the New York Times quoted her as saying.

“But my life has also gone in a million ways I never anticipated. I kept feeling like I’d wake up with absolute clarity, and I haven’t. And we have a pretty great life together.

“The chance that we’ll regret it doesn’t seem like a compelling enough reason to do it. I may wake up tomorrow with that lighting bolt, and I’ll have to scramble to make it happen,” she added.