Home Again On My Own

By: Emily Matthews

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I’ve been stressed. I’ll admit it, and so will my kids and husband. So when my husband offered to take the kids for a Daddy Day and told me it was time to have a Mom’s Night Out, I didn’t have any problem saying yes.

Usually, when he takes the kids to give me a night out, I’ll call up some of my girlfriends and we’ll go out to eat and catch up. This time was different. I was in no mood for anyone. I just wanted to be on my own. But I also really wanted to see the new chick flick, Home Again with Reese Witherspoon. So I did something I’d never done before…

I went on my own.

It was liberating. No kids wanting to go to the bathroom or telling me they were bored. No husband discreetly trying to check the scores on his phone or rolling his eyes at the love story. It was just me, Reese, and the handful of other ladies in the theater who seemed to be doing the same as me.

I really enjoyed the movie, but I have no idea how much of that was the storyline and how much of that was the freedom of being able to enjoy it on my own.

All I know is that I can guarantee that I’ll be making more just me trips; it was just what this mommy needed.

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