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Joanna Gaines displays young son Crew's creativity in heartwarming home video

The Fixer Upper star shares five children with her husband Chip

Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines visit the SiriusXM Studios on July 14, 2021 in New York City
Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
Senior WriterNew York
5 October 2023
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Joanna Gaines' youngest of five children, five-year-old Crew, looks like he's taking after his mom and dad Chip's creativity in the best possible ways.

The toddler was seen in a new video shared by his mom on social media, displaying his artistic skills and creativity with a bit of chalk.

In the clip, Crew, with his tiny rain boots, was seen playing hopscotch, jumping on squares that he'd drawn himself with his piece of chalk.

VIDEO: Joanna and Chip Gaines' son Crew puts talent on display

He then abandoned the game to work on one of his creations, which looked to be some kind of winged monster, and his mom found the moment too adorable not to share.

Joanna simply posted a clip with the caption: "I [heart emoji] chalk," and then later added a photo of Crew in the middle of his game, writing: "Our new favorite game."

Joanna, 45, and Chip, 48, are also parents to sons Drake, 18, who left the family home for college recently, and Duke, 14, plus daughters Ella, 16, and Emmie Kay, 13.

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Last year, in an interview with Today, Joanna expressed that it was her youngest in particular who had changed her perception of being a parent.

"He's like my little wisdom. I'm like, I can learn more from Crew – just the way he teaches me to live and to notice things," she said.

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She deemed herself less uptight and more "light" as a parent ever since she had Crew, continuing: "Just the perspective of having an 18-year-old and then this five-year-old, I feel like is such a gift."

Joanna and Chip Gaines' son Crew in the middle of a game of hopscotch, shared by Joanna on Instagram© Instagram
Crew in the middle of a game of hopscotch

The TV personality and entrepreneur, who co-founded the brand Magnolia with her husband in 2003 and rose to fame as the stars of the HGTV show Fixer Upper, expressed that she saw herself as the protector of her kids' "youth and innocence."

"As their mother, I think my biggest job is how do I keep them where youth and innocence is something that they relish in, that they love it," she said.

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"Life is coming and it is what it is. But right now, these moments are the best moments of your life. And remember these moments – they will one day be healing for you when you're older."

joanna and chip gaines smiling in park© Instagram
Joanna and Chip are parents-of-five

Joanna opened up about how quickly her children have grown in an interview with People last year. She said: "When [Drake] was Crew's age, people would look at me and say, 'Oh, you better hold on tight. It goes by fast.' 

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"It's a constant reminder to not take these moments for granted," she added, saying that her children are often her biggest cheerleaders. "They're encouraging me as I walk out the door like, 'Mom, you've got this. Just be yourself, have fun.'

Joanna and Chip Gaines' sons Crew and Drake seen at the latter's high school graduation© Instagram
Their oldest, Drake, recently left home for college

"The older I've gotten, I've realized the more humanity these kids can see in me, the more we're going to connect. I want them to see the highs and lows, so when they're feeling anxieties about school or relationships, they know it's a safe place for them to come to me."

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