Matthew Broderick & James Wilkie: Bundled Up Boys

Looks like the East Coast is getting a tad chilly these days!

Finding Amanda star Matthew Broderick and his 9-year-old son James Wilkie were spotted doing to the school day stroll today (January 3) in New York City. The father-son duo looked warm and toasty as they sauntered through the Big Apple streets.

Matthew donned a black North Face jacket, a beanie, scarf and a pair of sneakers while James wore an interesting yellow hat, bright red mittens and a pair of tan boots.

After getting a fruit smoothie from Whole Green Market, Matthew and his wife Sarah Jessica Parker were spotted picking up James from school later that day.

It seems like Matthew has an interesting way of concealing his children’s Christmas gifts each year – and no, it doesn’t involve wrapping paper.

The actor actually utilizes everyday cookware – such as pots and pans – to “wrap” gifts for James and two-year-old twin daughters Loretta and Tabitha.

Jessica reveals, “I set up a small workshop in a jerry-rigged gym in our basement, in a dungeon, and I’m down there for hours growing more and more bitter and resentful… And then Matthew, who is brilliant and clever, moseys on down in a pair of well-worn slippers and goes to the kitchen and gets a pot and a lid and he puts the gift in the pot and he covers it with the lid and it goes under the tree.”

“And the children are so charmed by this, they are delighted by the ingenuity, by the whimsy of it,” she continues. “The first year he did I was like, ‘That’s brilliant, that’s brilliant!’ and now I’ve become bitter. But it’s sort of a tradition.”

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I love this family!
Anyway, why is there so much garbage on the ground? That’s just wrong. People should know better. It’s sad.


Very windy in NYC the past few days…I also love this family and think they handle their private lives the right way. We don’t need to know every detail about celebrities. They obviously are very devoted to their family.

NYC Mommy

Yes, it has been very windy on top of that… garbage collection was probably not done over holiday weekend …. hence more trash to blow around…


That’s not a weird hat, that’s Jake the Dog from Adventure Time on Cartoon Network.