May 13, 2019
Whether she's talking about pumping while trying to do a conference call or relying on a controversial trick to get her little one to sleep through the night, Kristen Bell's honesty about the challenges of parenthood has made her one of the most relatable, inspiring moms in Hollywood. But the mom of two is also happy to share some of the most joyful highlights of the experience, too.
While hosting "A Perfect Night In" event for the American Express Blue Cash Preferred Card in West Hollywood, California on Thursday, May 9, Bell chatted with Parents.com about a surprising, sweet interaction she witnessed between her daughters Lincoln, 6, and Delta, 4.
"A couple of days ago, I think that [Lincoln] had been grumpy to [Delta] right when she woke up and it hurt my little one's feelings," she explains to Parents.com.
But the situation quickly turned around when Lincoln made a move that caught Bell off-guard. "When I walked in the kitchen, they were eating cereal," Bell shares. "And there were love notes all over the table that said, 'I love you, Delta! I love you, Delta! Love, Lincoln,' because my older one was apologizing with love notes. It was pretty cute."
The moment served to remind Bell how happy she is that the girls have one another as siblings and that one of her greatest hopes for them is that they'll support one another.
"Seeing them hug, I imagine it's what heroin feels like," she says. "It makes your heart feel like it's going to explode. Because you're like, 'Oh yeah, I'm going to die someday, but all I want is for you guys to know you're on the same team!'"
Bell admitted the sisters "fight a fair amount, but they should. That's normal!"
The Good Place star also revealed another proud parenting moment that recently played out at Lincoln's school: "My daughter goes to a charter school that's incredibly diverse, and a lot of the kids are English learners. There's a boy in her class who struggles a little bit with English, it's not his first language. He also has some behavioral problems, and I'm sure that's because he's 5, but the teacher told me in our parent-teacher conference that she looks to my daughter to help calm him down. She said, 'I actually really rely on her when he's having some sort of panic, that I call her over, and I ask her if she wants to speak to him, and she speaks to him tenderly, and she gets through to him. And I was like, I literally don't care if she ever learns math, I just want her to be exactly who she is because that is the review I would want for my child."
Bell chatted with her daughter about it later on. "I said, 'Do you help him when he's having problems at school?'" she recalls. "And she was like, 'Oh yeah! Yeah, I'm there if he needs me!' And it really made my heart swell. I was like maybe we're doing something right!"
No doubt about it.