Kristen Bell let her 6-year-old daughter get a buzz cut and it's controversial
Kristen Bell isn't your average mum, she's a cool mum. Case in point: The Good Place actress allowed her six-year-old daughter, Lincoln, to get a partial buzz cut.
Speaking to People, Kristen revealed that Lincoln decided to get an asymmetrical undercut on a whim, and that she was happy to help make it happen.
"My oldest daughter shaved the side of her head a couple weeks ago," she told the publication. "I gave her permission."
"She just woke up one morning and was like, ‘I need to shave this whole side right here.’ And I was like, ‘What?’" — to which Kristen says Lincoln replied, "'It’s got to be buzzed.'"
And because she was so impressed by Lincoln's unique sense of style, she was happy to allow it. "I was like, ‘I’ve never been, nor will I ever be, that cool to shave the side of my head.' And she did it, and she rocks it and she loves it. And she even said, 'I need a little trim. It’s getting long,'" the actress continued. "And I was like, 'Oh, you’re just like a skater girl. That’s so cool.'"
Kristen has, however, had to remind herself that it's ok to let her kids be autonomous. "You also have to constantly remind yourself they’re not you," she said. "It’s so easy to go, 'That one’s like me. This one’s like my husband.' But they’re not. They are separate organisms."
Lincoln - and Kristen and Dax Shepard's youngest daughter, four-year-old Delta - certainly seem to have inherited their extroverted personalities from their famous parents.
"It boggles my mind how social [Delta] is," Kristen disclosed in another interview. "When we’re on an airplane, she spends the majority of her time up in the front cabin either talking to the pilot or the stewardesses, not with me. She’s 4 years old."
"I took her to the dentist the other day and I was trying to leave the dentist’s office and I was like, ‘Where is she?’ She had walked into the dentist’s office and was just talking to him,” she continued. "Just talking to him about things she had done that morning. Mind you, she just turned 4, so she’s a kid, you know?"
Kristen has always been open about her unique brand of parenting. Last year, on an episode of Today, the mother-of-two was asked if she'd ever lied to her kids, and she replied "of course".
The actress initially admitted that she sometimes lies to them about what time it is because they "can't tell time". But she then went on to reveal that she lies to them about their birthdays.
"I've also lied to them about when their birthday is," Kristen confessed. "If it's on like a Wednesday and we can't celebrate and we're both working late, then guess what, your birthday is on Saturday. They don't know."
And she's even guilty of occasionally putting the laundry off for too long. When the host asked her if she lets her daughters wear dirty clothes, Kristen responded with a "duh". "Of course. the honesty part? Like, duh. The answer is duh."