'I'm a parent of three girls. They're wild. I think they have rabies sometimes,' he joked.
The 45-year-old then delved into his behaviour as a parent, admitting: 'I'm like any parent — I'll have a moment where I'll just snap.'
Reynolds added: 'It's not so much what you do in the moment that's interesting, it's what you do afterwards.'
The actor-turned-entrepreneur said that his 'brutal mistakes' have heightened his awareness and inspired him more than his career successes.
'I used to tell my kids, 'Don't waste your mistakes,' he recalled.
'When you're making mistakes it's easy to be absorbed by shame and this idea that you've done something wrong, but you also have to look at it critically and use it as a stepping stone to learning something profound.'
Reynolds has previously spoken about admiration he has for Lively as a mother.
Explaining that he wouldn't be the father he is today if it wasn't for her, he said on a newly released fourth season of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: 'Blake, full disclosure, really showed me how to do all this.'
Asked if we would feel anxious if Lively wasn't around due to visiting family out of town, Reynolds quipped: 'I would, first off, never let her go visit her family. No, yeah, that is illegal. That's kidnapping.'
As much as he would find being alone with his kids for a few days 'pretty exciting at first', he noted that the 'division of labour is very important' when raising three children.
When previously speaking to career platform LinkedIn last December, Reynolds was the doting dad when saying: 'I really enjoy being a present dad. I love taking them to school in the morning. I love picking them up.'
Discussing home schooling during the pandemic, he said: 'I certainly don’t miss Zoom school but, you know, it was really lovely to have that insight and visibility into my kids’ real daily lives. And for my wife as well.'
A Simple Favour star Lively, 34, who previously told E! News that she's 'obsessed' with her kids and later told Allure: 'I’ve always wanted a big family. Oh, I’d love 30 [children] if I could,' previously joked about wanting 'a whole alternative life'.
Admitting to E! News earlier this year that she snuck out of the house to attend New York Fashion Week, she said: 'I could put my kids to bed and then secretly sneak out and go have a whole alternative life'.
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