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Not long ago, my now 27 year old referred to me as “eccentric”. I argued I wasn’t.
When I talked to him later that evening, I pointed out that I had taken an online test to determine if I was eccentric and “I am only 66% eccentric.”
My son replied, “So the majority.”
He has a point. In fact, his entire childhood is backed by his mother’s eccentricity.
I let him dress himself. Which usually led to Power Rangers.
When the holidays came around, we celebrated in costume. He’s still trying to hide the picture of the time he was an Indian for Thanksgiving.
That same year, he dressed as a Shepherd for Christmas.
So? When my three-and-a-half-year-old son announced his love for Elvis, we went to Graceland.
His 18-month-old brother joined us, and is the only person I know who has bragging rights to having stood on Elvis’ Grave.
I remember the day at Graceland. Jake was in heaven. He took everything in, he hip-swiveled down Graceland’s main street. He didn’t want to leave.
On the road trip back home, he told me, “When I turn four, I want an Elvis party.”
And that’s exactly what this mom did to see that dream come true.
I made invitations that looked like Elvis 45 records.
When the first knock came to the door, my son announced, “I need those things.” He pointed to his cheek.
He needed sideburns to complement his pompadour, so we used eyeliner. He was thrilled!
We played games.
He demonstrated the hip swivel.
And I stayed up all night to ensure he had the perfect cake, creating an original Elvis Presley Birthday Cake.
It wasn’t the end of my overboard mothering. Not for any of my children.
If they tell me they have a dream, I’m here to help bring it to fruition.
Sort of like the Johansens.
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.
Okay, maybe not anything illegal for this mom. Yeah. Definitely not.
But I’m willing to be entertained when it’s all fictional and has a great cast like the comedy “The House”.
In addition to Will Ferrell and Amy Pohler, The House also stars:
- Nick Kroll (“Vacation,” TV’s “Kroll Show”)
- Allison Tolman (TV’s “Fargo” and Downward Dog)
- 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!”)
- Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Town,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Arrival”).
THE HOUSE – In Theaters June 30
One (1) winner receives a $50 Visa gift card to have a ‘wild Parents night out at the movies’ with THE HOUSE
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