A movie about mothers striving for perfection and learning to embrace ‘the chaos’ in their everyday lives sounds like a lot of fun, right?
There’s only one problem: I don’t have children.
And after watching Bad Moms – which stars Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell – I’m not sure I want them anytime soon.
Sure, the ladies get up to a lot of fun and mischief during their two hours onscreen – throwing their cares into the wind, getting a little crazy with their fellow school mums with plenty of cheap wine (on a school night!) and shelving their normal responsibilities to enjoy a quiet few moments for themselves.
But it's apparent to me that perhaps the most fun activity of all might be to not be a mum at all.
At least not just yet.
Anyone who's a mum will be able to relate to almost all of the scenarios in the movie. My sister-in-law, a mother to an almost-three year old, turned to me multiple times throughout the film and exclaimed that she'd said the exact same words as many of the characters on-screen.
But me? I don't have a child that demands all my time, nor do I have fellow mums to compete with for the title of 'perfect mum'. Watching Bad Moms firmly cemented the idea that I'm simply not ready for all of that...chaos.