Dads are great, but not as great as playing a game on your tablet in front of the fireplace
Dax Shepard found out the hard way that a father’s attention is appreciated, but not always necessary. Especially when there are other things to do, like remain glued to whatever’s on the iPad.
In a video posted on wife’s Kristen Bell’s Instagram, Shepard can be seen trying to get his kiddo’s attention using a series of hilarious dance moves, but that child wants nothing to do with it.
“Sadly, even his best moves are no match for the gripping allure of screen time,” Bell captioned the post.
The adorable munchkin giggles as she tells him to stop, her eyes never seeming to move from the screen. Shepard never misses a beat as he keeps dancing, trying to get his daughter’s attention.
Kids. You give ‘em life, you give ‘em a roof over their head. You kiss their ouchies and hang their art on the fridge. You even give ‘em a little dance. And what do they do? Be adorably engrossed in their own world, that’s what they do.
Bell can be heard giggling in the background as she films the scene.
Shepard and Bell are #couplegoals on Instagram, where they can be found applying moisturizing skincare masks for what they call #dryhumpday
The couple are notoriously protective of their children’s public images, often using heart stickers to cover their faces. The video Bell recorded made sure to only include the back of their daughter’s head, maintaining the little one’s privacy.
“This is the highlight of all my days,” Shepard captioned a photo of him hugging is kiddo.
The closest the family has come to posting a kiddo pic is when little Delta’s finger adorably snuck into the frame as she took a picture of her Mama and Papa.
Shepard captioned the pic, “Photo credit: Delta (whose finger makes an appearance)”
Dax has been known to shout out his wife on is own Insta. “Happiest birthday most beautifulest buddy @kristenanniebell,” he captioned one post. “Thank you for this suspiciously great life you’ve made for us ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.”
A story on People recounts a conversation on Shepard’s podcast, Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, where the father of two admitted that when their community theater put on a production of Frozen he asked his daughters not to tell everyone that their mom voiced the character Anna.
“I had to tell my daughters, I’m like, you cannot tell anyone in this thing that your mom is Princess Anna,” Shepard said during the podcast. “And I know you’re proud, and you should be able to say that, but I’m just warning you that will probably make other kids jealous and they won’t know how to handle that feeling.”
Sigh. Total #dadgoals.