For Julie Bowen, being the mother of three sons — Oliver, Gus, and John, may be payback for her own childhood. She said, "It’s all boys at my house. It’s a lot of trucks, cars, and balls. There’s no princesses or lipstick or shiny shoes. But it’s okay, I love them anyhow . . . I grew up in a family of all girls so this is karmatic justice for torturing my father for so long. Now I’m the only female in the house of four males. This is just a taste of what he had to suffer for a long time"