If you thought Kristen Bell was the kind of mum that didn’t carry teeny parasites in her digestive system, think again!
“My daughter gave me pinworms”
Who even knew, right? Stars. They’re just like us!
Kirsten Bell – who is married to actor Dax Shephard and mum to five-year-old Lincoln and three-year-old Delta – is the latest high-profile mum to prove that even famous mamas have to cope with kids who are a) reliably unimpressed by their parents b) a wee bit grotty and c) obsessed with fancy dress.
(Pinworms are the US name for what we call threadworms in Australia. They are the most common worm in America.)
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“They don’t care!”
Pinworms aside, Kristen has achieved peak preschooler cool, voicing Princess Anna in the Frozen franchises. It seems her daughters are not the least bit interested in their mum’s brilliant career, though.
“They don’t care!” she said sadly. “They assume all parents voice cartoons. They’ve seen Frozen and one of them has the Elsa dress … Not mine!”
That said, they’re interested enough to know how animations work – but not so invested as to give their mum props for her own cartoon roles. #dammit!
“When we watch PAW Patrol and a scary dragon appears, my little one says, ‘That’s not a dragon. It’s a man making a voice in the microphone,’ and I’ll go, ‘You’re absolutely right.'”
Kristen admitted she and Dax approached mum and dad life in a similar fashion – liberal with a twist of firm.
“We let the girls wear what they want – my five-year-old wears ballet leotards exclusively,” she told You. But “other than at weekends, the girls can only watch television once a week when we all watch Planet Earth.”
“I hope I bring something to the table”
When it comes to the old post-baby body chestnut, the mum-of-two said it is what it is, and there’s more to life than a six-pack (or a shirt, even!)
“I’m naked way more than anyone else I know – but not on purpose. If it’s 7am and I’m trying to get dressed and one of the kids is begging for yoghurt, I will forget that I don’t have a top on.”
“I have a fine body; I’ve had two children. I don’t dwell on it. I hope I bring something to the table with my personality, not because I have a flat stomach.”
The couple aren’t planning to have any more kids, as Dax underwent a vasectomy a couple of years ago. They’re more than stoked with their gang of four.
“[I’m happiest] in a pile on the couch with our ‘bunnies’ Dax calls all the girls in our family bunnies.”