11 Reasons Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Are Killing It as Parents
Can they just adopt us already?
The parents to daughters Lincoln and Delta pretty much embody #ParentGoals on the daily. Here are a few of our favorite examples of Kristen and Dax killing the whole parenting game.
1. Their birth announcements are the best.
Here's how they announced the arrival of their firstborn...
...and it just got better the second time around:
2. Dax was there to support Kristen during labor—and provide some comic relief.
"There's a sheet, and then [the doctors] go, 'The baby's here!' and then you peek around the sheet, and they're lifting out the baby—but then you notice your wife is completely disassembled," he told Ellen DeGeneres. "I can see inside of her. I was like, 'It's a girl! Your liver's out, I think! And those are definitely intestines. And she has your eyes. Oh, my God, put her back together correctly!' After seeing this autopsy, I would rather see a school bus drive out of her vagina."
3. Kristen's body-after-baby attitude is #goals.
"I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size," she said in an interview with Redbook, after Lincoln was born.
4. They share diaper duty.
In a 2013 interview with NBC just four months after their first daughter, Lincoln, was born, Dax boasted that dirty diapers don't faze him a bit. "I was older when my little sister was born, so I had done this before," he said. "I had changed a couple thousand diapers already a couple million times, so I wasn't too afraid of [fatherhood], and it's been nothing but wonderful."
5. They're proudly pro-vaccine.
"When Lincoln was born [in March 2013], the whooping cough epidemic was growing, and before she was 2 months old, we simply said [to friends], 'You have to get a whooping cough vaccination if you are going to hold our baby,'" the actress and mom-of-two told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's a very simple logic: I believe in trusting doctors, not know-it-alls."
6. They admit that couples' therapy is the key to their marriage...
"We started [seeing a therapist together] right away," Dax said in an interview with Good Housekeeping. "I thought I had this life thing down pat when I met Dax. I didn't realize that I needed a much bigger toolbox to have confrontations and disagreements with people," said Kristen, who compares building a good relationship to building any other skill. "You do better in the gym with a trainer; you don't figure out how to cook without reading a recipe. Therapy is not something to be embarrassed about."
...which may be why they're still #TotallyInLove.
7. Dax knows when to man-up...
...and gives props to his wife.
8. One word: Frozen.
AKA the Disney megahit movie starring Kristen as the voice of Anna, Queen Elsa's younger sister (duh). Who knew she could sing?!
9. They know the joys of #ParentingBreaks.
10. They'll do anything to protect their kids.
11. They'll mortify their daughters someday with this epic video of their "last vacation before kids."
They went to Africa and, yes, the video is set to Toto's Africa. Kristen posted the vid to Twitter with this caption: "Since nobody really wants to see the album of your vacation photos... Introducing: the #VacationMusicVideo africa. It's the best project I've ever been a part of."