Fan favorite Amanda Stanton was recently sent home on The Bachelor
after Ben Higgins met her two adorable daughters
, and ET caught up with the 25-year-old esthetician to find out if she has any regrets about introducing her kids.
"It was kind of a weird situation, and if I could go back, I would have probably done it a little bit different for sure," Amanda admitted about her children spending time with Ben on the beach. "I just explained that this is my good friend, and I had been away for a few weeks, so it was kind of a weird situation."
Still, she said her kids "adored" the handsome Ben.
"You know, they really had a good time with him and they adored him," Amanda said. "And they have seen him on TV since then, and they are like, 'That's our friend' ... which is really cute but it wasn't, like, a huge deal. It wasn’t like he was in our lives for months and then suddenly disappeared."
"Regardless, it is hard," she added. "And I think it was harder for me just because it was something I had never done before, and I was really opening up to him by introducing him to my kids and showing him that side of me. I think it was a little harder for me than it was for [my children] just because they meet people every day."
"You know, I think that with my oldest daughter starting kindergarten soon, it is kind of a lot to put our lives in such the public eye," Amanda mused. "It is something that I would consider, but it is something that I would be a little hesitant about. I think I am better off maybe just meeting a guy the normal way eventually."
... Just don't tell this to Caila!
"I love Amanda," Caila recently gushed exclusively to ET
. "She's a great mom, and she deserves love. So I think she'd be a great person to be the next Bachelorette."