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Forget the beach! Forget the pool! One of my favorite ways to beat the heat in the summer is stuffing my face with popcorn and soaking up the A/C at the movies. This summer I’ll be first in line on June 30th when THE HOUSE hits theaters!
Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler play parents who lose their daughter’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back to cover her tuition. With the help of their crazy neighbor, they decide to start an illegal casino in his house!
Have a laugh and check out the official trailer:
It’s not just that I love Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, both two of my favorite comedy stars; it’s that there’s a degree of relatability to this. Okay, I haven’t started any underground casinos – that I’m willing to admit to here in writing anyway – but as parents I think we’ve all had our moments where we’ve found ourselves going totally over the top or doing something completely ridiculous all in the name of our kid’s happiness.
Here’s a few of my personal favorites over my last 12 years of motherhood; let me know if you can relate!
1.Before I had kids I knew that I would always support my children’s dreams! Then when my daughter turned three and wanted to grow up to be a meatball, I needed a minute to figure that one out. Luckily, as with most kids that age she moved on to a new career path (a dinosaur) which after foregoing them for almost a year, we were allowed to eat meatballs again.
2. As a young adult I remember being slightly insulted that my own mother didn’t keep all of my childhood art work. Then I had three kids, two who loved to draw, and I soon realized if I didn’t toss some into the recycling container when they weren’t looking, we’d soon be eligible to star on the show Hoarders. Of course my plan to cut down on paper backfired when I bought window crayons and then had to display very phallic window art on my front door while pretending I liked it.
Welcome, friends and neighbors! (Those are “rockets” by the way!)
3. Am I the only sucker who lets their kids get memorabilia from places we visit ALL the time? Although these masks are especially memorable…at least for me. THEY HAUNT MY DREAMS.
4. On a trip to the boardwalk, the only ride my daughter was interested in was the twirling tea cups. We would ride, spin, get in line and ride again. After about our ninth turn, I had to shove my way to a nearby trashcan to lose my lunch.
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What are some of the ridiculous lengths you’ve gone to for your kids? Leave a comment, I love hearing from you, and be sure to check out THE HOUSE when it opens in theaters on June 30! Before you go, enter below to win $50 Fandango Gift Card!
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