When the movie Bridesmaids first came out I saw it in the theater by myself. I wasn’t sure what woman I knew well enough to invite them to this movie but I didn’t want to miss it so I went along.
Turns out I was right to go alone. I mean, it is the most hilarious thing I’ve seen in a long time, but let’s face it, this movie is not for the faint of heart.
When I was contacted to host a viewing party in anticipation of the release of the Bridesmaids DVD, I signed right on for it but then was paralyzed with anxiety. Would my friends think I’m crazy for loving such a naughty movie?
I’m a mom with kids and a fairly respectable reputation. What would happen when the women I know saw me lose my mind over a diarrhea scene? What about some of the more, ahem, morally questionable scenes should make me blush but, truth be told, send me into fits of laughter? Would these women still respect me? Would they still love me in the moring?
Turns out the answer is a resounding yes. After two different busted party attempts at my home, I ended up taking the party gear and DVD to my Girls’ Getaway Weekend with some moms from my kids’ school. Talk about risky business? These are women I run committees with and lead organizations alongside. I was more than slightly worried about my contribution to this weekend.
Turns out my worries were for naught. We set ourselves up with snacks and wine and comfy clothes. This wasn’t a glam movie party because we were fully prepared to get our laugh on and man did we ever. The humour of Bridesmaids transcends any logical thinking you might otherwise possess. The laughter in the room was so loud and continuous, we agreed we needed to watch the movie again because we missed so many lines!
It seems no matter how mature and reasonable you are in your real life, all it takes is the first four second of Bridesmaids to nearly make you pee your pants. There is nothing logical or mature about this movie but it is the perfect anecdote for exactly those things. Take a night off and do it while laughing your butt off with the ladies of Bridesmaids.
**You may wonder why there are no pictures of the evening. I wish I could say I was “protecting the innocent” but the truth is I got so wrapped up in the party itself I forgot to take any pictures! It’s probably best. I did mention we were in pajamas right?
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