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Parents Night Out with The House Movie
With two young kids, parents night out isn’t something that happens as often as we might like. When we do get out, we usually include a movie in our date because we’re both huge fan of movies.
A movie starring Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell? We’re there!
That’s why we have plans to see The House when it hits theaters on June 30th! We’ve got a babysitter lined up and we’re ready for date night!
Have you seen the hilarious trailer for The House? Check it out and you’ll see why we’re looking forward to seeing the movie!
About The House
As parents, I think we can relate to the story in The House because we would do almost anything for our kids.
After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in his house.
I don’t know if I’d go quite as far as Poehler and Ferrell’s characters, but I’m pretty sure I’ll laugh along as I watch them push the limits!
The comedy “The House” also stars Nick Kroll (“Vacation,” TV’s “Kroll Show”), Allison Tolman (TV’s “Fargo”), Michaela Watkins (TV’s “Transparent”), Ryan Simpkins (“Arcadia”), Jessie Ennis (TV’s “Veep” and “Better Call Saul”), Rob Huebel (“Horrible Bosses 2,” TV’s “Transparent”), Cedric Yarbrough (TV’s “Reno 911!”) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Town,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Arrival”).
We Need Parents Night Out
I think all parents sometimes go a little overboard, right? It’s why we need a parents night out from time to time — to pull it back in and come back to reality.
So what did I do recently that was a little out there?
Weston has been on an amazing T-ball team the past two seasons. They aren’t exactly a winning team, but they have amazing coaches leading them and they have such heart.
At the end of our most recent season, they went on a playoff run and it was pretty exciting for all of us. Jokingly, on the way to a game, I told Weston if he could hit a double (the most they can do at this level), I’d pay him $20. He bartered with me and somehow we both laughed when I agreed to pay him $100 if he hit it to the fence.
He’s only six.
I think I forgot that.
When he was up to bat, I jokingly called out to him to remind him that I’d pay him $100 to hit it to the fence. What had been a silly joke between us ended up making him tense up at the plate. He hit well enough but didn’t hit that double. And was worried I would be upset with him.
Talk about mom guilt. Yep, I got a little carried away but I just wanted to see him play well. I wasn’t disappointed at all. In fact, I was so proud of him that I couldn’t stop smiling.
As parents, I think we’re all in it to create great lives for our kids and give them the best we have to offer. Maybe it doesn’t always go as planned.
I think we all have stories like that and it’s why The House just might be a great movie for your next parents night out!
Wild Parents Night Out Giveaway
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