"Just kids," Anderson said in an interview airing on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" Thursday. "That's taking up a lot of time."
Up until recently, Anderson was featured in the Las Vegas magic show "Hans Klok: The Beauty of Magic." During the six-month run, Anderson jetted back and forth between Los Angeles and Las Vegas to see her kids and help out at their school.
"I'm safety patrol on Mondays at my sons' school with the neon vest and everything. It's really hot," she said.
"I get in around 3 or 4 in the morning and I'm up at 6:30 am with my kids making breakfast, 8:00 a.m. at school and who washes their face? People always look at me funny anyway," she said.
"Do you find the weeks that you are a patrol person more dads drop their kids off?" Degeneres asked.
Anderson replied that she doesn't get the expected influx of daddies, but she does get a lot of high fives from parents.
"They think it's funny that I'm there doing that. I'm a mom. You have to do it and I love it," she said.
By Judy Rosen