But unlike most moms, she had to go to an A-lister party mid-lice treatment.
Garner was a guest on The Tonight Show Wednesday, and she told Jimmy Fallon that she was in the unenviable position of having to attend a Hollywood party with Ben Affleck while smelling of lice spray. And it just happened to be the party where she met George Clooney for the first time.
Garner says she could tell Clooney picked up on her, ah, "non-traditional" fragrance for the evening, but – ever the gentleman – declined to comment.
The clip is also noteworthy for Garner's impression of her husband, which he probably isn't likely to find too flattering.
GarFleck (or AffGar) have both been busy lately. Affleck's promoting Gone Girl (out Friday), and Garner's got her own adaptation to push: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, costarring Steve Carell, hits theaters Oct. 10.