Kristen Bell isn’t keeping secrets from her six-year-old daughter.
The “Frozen 2” star is on the cover of the new Women’s Day, and in it she reveals that she fessed up when her daughter questioned the existence of Santa.
“I pictured her in a more adult situation where she had a sinking feeling in her gut and wanted to ask the question,” Bell says. “Was I going to pat her on the head and go ‘Stop thinking about that, I already told you, it’s fine, believe me?’ Or would I want to produce the kind of person who goes ‘I’m sorry, I really do need more information on this’?”
Bell also shares some of her family’s Christmas traditions.
“Dax [Shepard] introduced the idea of opening gifts on Christmas morning from youngest to oldest, which I really like,” she says. “I’m able to talk my daughters through who gave them each gift. I try to reiterate that these presents don’t just fall from the sky; they came from a thoughtful individual whom we need to thank.”
She adds, “Another habit I want to pass down to them is to not get stressed out about the holidays. It’s tempting to think that everything has to be perfect. But if we decide at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve to order takeout instead of cook, I will have a smile on my face.”