They’re loving being parents! Caterina Scorsone and her husband, Rob Giles, are all about being a mom and dad, and they recently opened up about all the joys that comes with it.

“I think the strange thing about parenthood that you hear and it turns out to be true is that everything about them becomes beautiful,” the 37-year-old actress tells People. “So even when they’re having a tantrum or they’re insisting on doing something that you really don’t want them to do, you’ll be simultaneously like, ‘Why won’t you do the thing I need you to do?’“

She added, “At the same time, you’re like, ‘Oh, she’s so curious.’ They are going to be loved no matter what.” The pair share two kids, Eliza, 6, and Paloma, 2.

The Grey’s Anatomy costar also realizes one major change that happens when you’re a parent. “I think one thing that changes when you have kids is that nothing is in your control anymore,” she explains. “You have to roll with whatever is happening and there are people that are now in your life very intimately and in your space who have distinctly different personalities from you.”

Caterina continues, “You kind of have an opportunity to get to know them and see what they like and accommodate how they want to be in the world. All [while] trying to make it look awesome. So you kind of have to develop your sense of humor and just laugh at all of the places where you thought that you were protecting your ego because it’s done.”

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While their two kids are growing up quickly, the couple know that they truly are lucky. “One of the things that I really value and appreciate about our family is that we try to come to the table of any interaction with each other with a sense of curiosity as opposed to, ‘This is how it’s supposed to be and this is what you should think and this is how you should behave,’’ Caterina says. “There’s kind of a, ‘Huh. Interesting. That’s not what I would have done, but I am curious about why you do it that way.’“

“I think that sense of curiosity about each other has helped us to weather hard times and it adds a sense of adventure to, ‘I wonder what this is going to be? How are we going to react to this and how is the dynamic going to shift and change?’” she continues, and adds, “I think it’ll be beautiful to see who [Pippa and Eliza] unfold [into] and become, but they’re already pretty awesome.”

It’s so nice to see how crazy about their kids Caterina and her husband are!