Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Celebrate Fourth of July by Teaching Their Kids About Grandmother’s Success Story

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are teaching their kids the value of hard work this Fourth of July

Published Time: 05.07.2024 - 01:31:13 Modified Time: 05.07.2024 - 01:31:13

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are teaching their kids the value of hard work this Fourth of July.

On Thursday, July 4, the 43-year-old mother of two shared a video to her Instagram account of her husband, 49, telling their two daughters about how their grandmother went from a janitor to a business owner.

“She had never had a job. She went to work as a janitor, cleaning up toilets and mopping the floor,” Shepard told Delta, 9, and Lincoln, 11, during a car ride.

The CHiPs actor told his girls, who did not appear in the video but could be heard in the background, about how their grandmother would work “midnights” and “slept in the daytime” before working her way up to a managerial position.

“Then she started her own business, and then by the end, she had three shops in Chicago, in Texas, and in Detroit with dozens and dozens of employees, and she started as a janitor. You can’t do that everywhere. You can almost do that nowhere,”  Shepard said. 

With Bell still recording, Shepard told the kids about his humble beginnings coming from a “single-wide trailer” and now having “a big ol’ house” with his family.

“This country is the best place on Earth. It’s got problems, but we are so lucky we were born here,” he said.

“I love your dad’s speech,” a friend of the girls was heard saying off-camera. 

The second slide showed Shepard dancing with the girls for “a big old American Birthday Da -

nce Party.”

“Though there are many ways we can improve, this remains the best place in the world to be able to work hard and see results. And we are forever grateful to the people who fought hard for this democracy read ❤️ 🤍 💙,” Bell’s caption continued.

After wishing everyone a happy Fourth of July, she noted that she was turning her comments off. 

In May, while promoting her partnership with PLEZi Nutrition, a company co-founded by former First Lady Michelle Obama, the Frozen voice star opened up to PEOPLE about one rule that she and Shepard always maintain for their girls.

"We always make up in front of them if anyone gets snarky or frustrated or fights, which we all do,” Bell told PEOPLE. 

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"We do not have the makeup, our conflict resolution, be behind closed doors. Even if at dinner, let's say, one of us is frustrated and is a little snarky and then we go to bed. We'll apologize to each other the next morning."

"Then we will apologize and make amends to each other in front of the kids so that they can see how conflict resolution actually happens," Bell said.

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