I’m crushing hard right now on Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard.
Just in case you’re not in the know, Kristen Bell is the voice of Anna from Frozen. I’ve been a huge fan of hers since Veronica Mars and Gossip Girl. She’s also vegan, fights for what she believes in, and is quite simply adorable. I want to BE her.
Her husband Dax Shephard is an awesome actor in his own right, best known for his role in Parenthood. Together they appear to make the funniest, happiest, most genuine celebrity couple out there.
I didn’t think it was possible, but when they released their music video to Toto’s Africa last week, I fell in love with them even harder.
I’ve watched this clip close to 100 times. Okay, maybe not 100, probably closer to 50, but the point is I love everything about it. The slide guitar, the running man, how they look at each other, how they have crazy fun together – everything! I may have even asked Dave if we can do our own music video. He hasn’t committed as yet, but I can tell it’s just a matter of time until I break him down.
Seriously though, you know why I love this clip so much? It’s because the two of them acting like absolute silly buggers reminds me of Dave and me, or at least the Dave and me before life got so busy and we became a little less fun and lot more tired.
Watching Kristen and Dax rage hard in their Toto clip has given me a reminder to not take life so seriously and to actually live life.
It’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and to simply go through the motions. Dave and I both have busy jobs, Dave works long hours and we have two little people who keep demanding we feed them and wipe their bottoms, sheesh. I’m not telling you anything new though because I bet my bottom dollar that you’re in the exact same boat.
Across the interwebs there’s a huge focus on women, mums in particular, to find me time. I know for one that I spend a lot of time whinging that I never have enough of it. There doesn’t seem to be as big a focus, or not that I’ve seen anyway, on parents having quality couple time.
If me time is rare for me, couple time is even rarer. NB: Sitting side by side on the couch while your partner watches River Monsters and you watch Nashville does not count as couple time.
So, thanks for the reminder Kristen and Dax. A reminder of the kind of fun Dave and I used to have and how important it is to rekindle that fun despite how busy we are. We may not end up making our own video but we definitely have a new #couplegoal in our sights to spend more quality time together. Oh – let’s add another #couplegoal to that list while we’re at it – photos as a couple. The ones of just the two of us post kids are few and far between. It’s time to change that.
How much quality time do you spend with your other half? Has your relationship changed with your partner since you’ve had kids and how? Which celebrity couple are you crushing on right now?
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