Bad Moms: Perspective.
I saw the movie Bad Moms last week. It was the first time I've seen a movie in the theatre since Lucille was born. That's over 3 years ago. In fact, the last movie I saw was Oz the Great and Powerful. It was great to get out and see a movie with a fun group of mom friends from Lucille's preschool. It is a truly funny movie, provides some great comedic relief - but it also has some great reminders.
Unconditional love. I think my favorite part of the movie was the cute interviews with the actors and their moms at the end. And I think it was Kristin Bell's mom who said something about the amazing feeling of love you have as a mother when you have a baby. It truly is something special. We love those little people for ever and they love us too. Even through our mistakes. Which we ALL totally make. I would like to make an effort to stop taking that unconditional love for granted and spend more time thinking intentionally about it on a regular basis.
You don't really know what other people are going through. When you meet someone like Christina Applegate's character Gwendolyn, you can guarantee their life isn't as perfect as it seems. Which is why it is important to say again, women need to support other women instead of judging them. Life can be hard - and send so many trials our way. But I guarantee someone, somewhere is going through something worse. So I'd venture to say that supporting others might help us get through our own trials.
Even as adults - we need friends. Friends are important. We need them to be a sound board - and to keep us motivated - and so that we can be helpful to them too. One in FIVE people in the US suffer from persistent loneliness. That is crazy to me. Kiki in the movie is such a perfect example, though. There are SO many people that just need someone to talk with - someone to listen to them. So take some time every week to reach out. You might just help someone not feel so lonely. Oh, and it will help YOU not feel so lonely too.
So while the comic relief was great - the movie was good beyond that. Who else has seen it? What parts did you enjoy?