Kristen Bell told her kids the truth about Santa and it's super controversial
Kristen Bell can do no wrong. Whether she's speaking candidly about her relationship with Dax Shepard, or starring in some critically acclaimed television show, it's evident that she's always being authentically Kristen.
The Veronica Mars has opened up about parenting - and the realities of it, as opposed to the picture-perfect depictions of motherhood that we see on social media platforms - on a number of occasions, and it's normally to reveal that she isn't exempt from the odd faux pas. I mean, she once disclosed on live television that she caught anal worms from her kids.
Now, Kristen and her husband, Dax Shepard, have confessed that they told their two daughters the truth about Santa, and their reasoning is spot on.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's daughters don't believe in Father Christmas, and that's the way they want it. In an interview with US Weekly on Monday, the actor and Armchair Expert podcast host revealed that he and Kristen told five-year-old Lincoln, and 3-year-old Delta, that Santa doesn't exist in an attempt to always be honest with them.
"This is going to be very controversial," Dax began. "Our 5-year-old started asking questions like, 'Well, this doesn’t make sense, and that doesn’t make sense.' I’m like, 'You know what? This is just a fun thing we pretend while it’s Christmas.'" He defended his response by explaining, "I have a fundamental rule that I will never lie to them," which the 43-year-old admits "is challenging at times."
During the interview, which took place at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dax said that although his daughters don't believe in Saint Nick, the holiday is still special for them. "They love watching movies about Santa, they love talking about Santa. They don’t think he exists, but they’re super happy and everything’s fine."
Last year, Kristen told Today that she and Dax didn't want to perpetuate the Santa myth because it's a "crazy story to tell your child";
"We have to tell our kid that one night a year, breaking and entering is OK and that a dude in a jumpsuit is going to come down the chimney and is going to rifle through our stuff but it's OK because he's going to leave us gifts? That's a crazy story to tell your child."
Kristen and Dax, who have been married for five years now, have always striven to be honest with their children. They recently revealed that they reenact apologies to each other in front of Lincoln and Delta so they can learn the importance of conflict resolution.
The couple also deconstruct Disney Princess stories for their daughters. "Don’t you think that it’s weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?" Kristen has reportedly asked them.
"We talk very bluntly, in some people’s opinion, to our children about everything," The Good Place actress previously stated.
Well, we personally think that Dax and Kristen are nailing parenthood.