Neil Patrick Harris in the best phase of fatherhood

Updated: Jul 29, 2013, 09:02 AM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Neil Patrick Harris admits that it took a while for him to adjust to being a dad, but now he is enjoying fatherhood. reports that the actor revealed his feelings during an interview with USA Weekend.

He said: "The first year with them (twins - Harper and Gideon) was complicated. They were crying a lot.

"The older they get, the more I love being a dad. Now that they`re talking, I`m really loving the camp counselor end of parenting. I`m all about reasoning.

"If they fall and are okay but crying, David Burtka (his partner) will be the hugger, and I`ll be the, `show me where it hurts; let`s talk about it` one. I come from a family of lawyers, so explanation is crucial," he added.

The toddlers will turn three in October and the "How I Met Your Mother" star said he loves reading to his twins.

"They`re remarkable swimmers. I love reading books to them...I use different voices. I like moments of quiet giving them back scratches," Neil said.