Jennifer Garner insists she can save herself but says she is a "ding-a-ling" after her recent kayaking mishap with daughter Violet

Garner was out having some enviable Swedish fun with her eldest daughter, Violet, earlier this month when the pair ended up in a situation which required them to be rescued.


                            Jennifer Garner insists she can save herself but says she is a "ding-a-ling" after her recent kayaking mishap with daughter Violet

Jennifer Garner is gearing up for the role of a murderous vigilante in her upcoming movie, 'Peppermint', but the real-life mom just experienced a slightly tamer moment after a recent kayaking mishap, which drove her to label herself a 'ding-a-ling.' Garner was out having some enviable Swedish fun with her eldest daughter, Violet, earlier this month when the pair ended up in a situation which required them to be rescued from a shipping lane in Stockholm. The mother-daughter duo had gotten lost at sea "for hours and hours" before the 46-year-old and her 12-year-old daughter were rescued, as she revealed to Extra.

“I’m a ding-a-ling, I can save myself except that I get so lost,” the Love, Simon actress shared with the outlet, “I did row us out of trouble, I did row and row for hours and hours, so did my 12-year-old, she’s a hero.” Following the same incident, Garner had shared a photo of herself and Violet - whom she shares with her estranged husband Ben Affleck - soaking up a beautiful sunset. Quite shocking considering the calm and soothing photo of the two is quite the contrast to what had gone down with them at sea!


 
 
 
 
 
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“On a pre-middle-school sneak away with my eldest…Did I get us lost in a kayak? Yes. Did we paddle as hard as we could for 100 hours and end up in a shipping lane? I’m afraid so. Did we have to be rescued? Yup” the actress wrote as a caption on her Instagram post.

Luckily for them, the two were rescued by a young man called Mattias, and Garner took to her Instagram to express her gratitude to him. “If you’ve seen my post today… This is Mattias! Our savior! Thank you, @bipsterpersson!” wrote over the selfie.

Garner is known for her enthusiasm about taking her three kids - Violet, Seraphina, 9, and Sam, 6 - on exciting family vacations, but at the same time, she is perfectly happy about being able to raise them in Los Angeles. “I love living in LA, I don’t roll my eyes about raising kids in LA. My kids have really kind excellent role models in their lives. You can create a life for yourself, even in the middle of Hollywood,” she said.

 


And this badass mom adapts to an even more badass persona on screen for her upcoming action thriller, Peppermint, in the character of a self-made killer who has vowed to avenge her husband and daughter's homicide. There couldn't be anything better as a comeback for the full-time mommy after she took a hiatus from action films.

“I had done so much action and then I started having babies. It’s hard on your body. So I was pregnant. I was nursing. I was recovering from those things and it took a long time,” she explained. But despite whatever she feels are certain shortcomings for which she might have to explain herself, her children continue to think of her as quite the supermom. 

“They just want me to come home and be mom,” said the actor whose upcoming thriller, Peppermint, is about to premiere on September 7.