Simon Cowell just loves being a dad to his two-year-old son, Eric!

”​It’s much more fun than I thought it was going to be​,” the 56-year-old star said in a new interview. ​”[Kids] adapt to your schedule quicker than people think, or at least I thought.​”​

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Simon and Eric in Barbados on Wednesday, Dec. 16. (Photo Credit: Splash)

”For the first six months, I honestly [had the] most one-sided conversation I’ve ever had in my life. I’m not getting anything back here. Maybe [my son] hates me. And then after about a year and a half, suddenly​ ​you get this connection​ and they start talking to you. And you can teach them things. It’s an amazing feeling,” Simon continued, according to People.

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”​We like watching movies together​. Jungle Book we’ve now seen 1,800 times. We’re on to Shrek now. He likes art. He loves animals. But he’s a happy boy,” the former American Idol judge added of his little boy.

Simon welcomed baby Eric with his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, in February 2014.