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How an extra parent raises an extra kid

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For years, I have been thinking about sharing this story. I will fully admit that as a new mom I was absolutely the most extra parent in the world. Truly. So it was only natural that I raise my children to be the exact same way. My middle child is the leader of all three kids. She is quiet, unassuming and a strong person who others gravitate towards She was in first grade when the information for the talent show went out. Like any good parent, I blindly signed the permission slip because I was busy and excited that my kid was just participating in something fun like this so yeah she had my permission. Speaking of parents who go to extreme lengths to help their kids, you can catch THE HOUSE in theaters this Friday.

We got the tryout schedule and a few weeks before the date I noticed that my daughter was scheduled for her violin talent show tryout as the very first tryout for the show. She was ecstatic. She looked at me, in total seriousness and said, “I am gonna need a violin…oh and some lessons.” I was seriously stunned and then I ran down to the basement to find the violin that I bought during those five minutes one year that I decided I was going to play the violin. She was 100% my daughter. We are both extra. (pssst…extra = extravagant, over the top, excessive, dramatic)

She played the violin during her tryouts and she was not selected for the show. I was proud that she planned to do something and fully executed that plan. The next parenting & child lesson after that was all about matching your actual skills with your plans. However, she is a pretty fabulous kid and there is anything that I wouldn't do for her including letting her fail. I failed at playing the violin and I learned not to invest in something until I am truly passionate about it. She learned to really hone those things that she was good at and did not pick up that violin again but she is learning to ukulele right now along with her dad.

These lessons we both learned are similar to those the upcoming movie, THE HOUSE starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler is about two parents who will do some crazy things to help their daughter go to college. Check out the trailer:

See THE HOUSE in theaters June 30, 2017

After Scott(Will Ferrell) and Kate Johansen (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. The film hits theaters on June 30.

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  1. I have seen the trailers for this. Not TYPICALLY my type of movie but I have to admit I did chuckle quite a few times! I may go ahead and see it I could use a laugh 🙂

  2. That’s awesome that your daughter is so proactive! I desperately need to see a good movie after just moving my family to another state! I’ll have to check this film out!

  3. Jennifer Van Huss

    That looks like a fabulous movie! I have three kids and my only girl is a replica of me! She is my shadow! she loves to do everything like me and I see a lot of myself in her!

  4. What a fun movie. How can you go wrong with Will Farrell? This should be a wonderful movie and I can’t wait to see it.

  5. I love that you shared this story about your daughter. Mine is almost 19 and she finds it difficult to be proactive in some situations. We are working in it tough.

  6. My son bought himself a violin a couple of years ago. He is an amazing guitar player…violin…not so much. He lasted a few days lol. Great story and the movie looks hilarious.

  7. Jennifer G

    I really can’t wait to see this. I am really really into a lot of the things Will Ferell Stars in. This looks like it could be hilarious. My son loves to play football which surprised me because he is not the kind of kid that you’d think would be agressive but he wanted to try it out. This is his second year now.

  8. I’ve been looking forward to this film ever since I saw the trailer and I think it’s awesome and entertaining! Imagine the lengths that we go through as parents. It’s just really something we can all relate to.

  9. Thanks for sharing your story.

    I have seen the trailers for this movie and I seriously can’t wait to see it. I love Will and Amy!

  10. Jaime Nicole

    I can’t wait to see this movie! I would do anything for my girls – who are also totally “extra”!

  11. This movie “The House” sounds really fun and entertaining. I can’t wait to check it out and watch it with my hubby. 

  12. rika

    Very cute trailer. I can’t wait to see this movie. I love Will Ferrel.

  13. I never come across this movie promos yet. Sounds very interesting, I would love to watch it!

  14. Kiwi

    I think I considered myself an extra kid and I am sure I will be an extra parent one day too. Saw the trailers for The House this is going to be hilarious!

  15. This looks like it’s going to be a good one! I LOVE Will Ferrell. I have never seen a movie that he’s done that I didn’t like.

  16. This looks so good! I’ve been in love with Will Ferrell ever since his days in Saturday Night live. He is a comedic genius, and I know partnering up with Amy Pohler is going to be hilarious.

  17. Your daughter is absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!! This movie looks fun and definitely will see it!

  18. It is so nice to see a child have enough confidence to want to do something like this. My son has that too and I really like that. I have not seen this movie but it looks like a funny movie to see. We will do anything for her children won’t week LOL.

  19. Misty Nelson Dawn

    This really looks a good and fun movie and perfect for the family. I love to watch this with my son and Love your post

  20. This looks like a great movie. I’m generally not into this type of movie, but I love Will Ferrell, so I’ll give it a chance. I haven’t seen previews for this movie yet.

  21. I think going the extra mile for your kids can be a really good thing! Amy and Will are sure to get into all sorts of crazy situations though!

  22. robin rue

    I am so excited to see this movie. I saw an ad for it the other day and it looks hysterical.

  23. Kristi

    I was just out with a friend last night and she mentioned this movie. Hope to see it with her, we need some good laughs.

  24. Kathy

    I can’t wait to see this movie. I think it’s going to be a really good one. I like both Will and Amy, so it will be fun to see them acting together.

  25. reesa

    I LOVE Will Farrell. This sounds like a great movie. We have all been here at sometime!

  26. Claudia Krusch

    I had not heard of this movie until now. I love Will Ferrell and am excited to see this now.

  27. This looks like such a good movie. Can’t wait to watch it.

  28. We haven’t seen this movie yet but it sounds amazing! Will get to see it this weekend! Thanks for sharing!!

  29. I’ve been seeing the previews for this movie and it looks so funny! Can’t wait for a date night with the hubby to watch it.

  30. This movie sounds like a lot of fun. I am going to have to check it out with my family.

  31. Will and Amy are just so funny – that together they are going to be unstoppable! I can’t wait to see this.

  32. This looks like an awesome movie. Will Ferrell is always fun to watch.

  33. Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler are such great actors. I look forward to seeing The House.

  34. I think as parents we would do anything for our kids! I can’t wait to watch this one because it looks absolutely hilarious! Love Will Ferrell!

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