“Daddy’s Home”- Putting the FUN in Dysfunctional

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When I was contacted to write a sponsored post about the movie “Daddy’s Home”, I thought- PERFECT! My family puts the FUN in dysFUNctional. Okay, maybe not ALL the time- but that statement IS always cheesy. Maybe sometimes our dysfunction borders more on complete insanity, but we try to have fun with it. I think that’s how we manage not to all lose our ever-loving minds. We know we’re not perfect, and we try to embrace the dysfunction when we can. That’s what 010family is all about, right?

I try to accept that my kids have seriously sassy mouths, and they try to accept that I refuse to grow up. It’s give & take. As the holidays get closer and closer, the sass level has risen to threat level red. I don’t know why this is, really. Is it because I don’t have one of those creepy elves to terrify my kids into behaving, or because they really want to test if Santa is TRULY stalking their every move, but holy crap. I’ve been going crazy. And if my kids weren’t so funny, I might literally run away and join the circus. Ahhhhh, family. Gotta love’em.

What also comes along with the holiday season is illness. Yay! I found myself pretty sick recently, and while my kids generally like me to pick out their clothes for them (I’m flattered, really), I pretty much refused when I was feeling my worst. Mistake. The following exchange occured:

Parker: *comes downstairs wearing red from head to toe*
Me: Dude. You can’t wear that.
Parker: Why??
Me: It’s ALL RED. You look like a sundried tomato!
Parker: *grumbles angrily* Mommy!
Me: You look like a Twizzler
Parker: *grumbling, starting to walk up the stairs*
Me: You look like a piece of beef jerky
Parker: *trying not to laugh*
Me: You look like a snake’s tongue.
Parker: *hard-laughing* Do I look like a candycane with no white stripes?
Me: Yes. Now go change
Parker: *comes back down 5 minutes later, wearing the same exact thing*
Me: I thought you were going to change!
Parker: I do what I want!

So, I’m the child, and he’s suddenly a hormonal teenager? What is going on here?? I’m fully expecting him to get his first pimple and inform me he’s now a man since he has sprouted body hair ANY day now. As a parent, I try to pick my battles with the kids (like when they’re screaming in the store for some piece of crap toy they insist they absolutely MUST have but I know they’ll only play with once), but I normally wouldn’t let this go. He’s lucky I was sick, and that I still had a sense of humor. We laughed, a lot.

Back around Halloween, me and the fam all went out to see a movie and one of the previews was for a movie I’d never heard of called “Daddy’s Home” starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Ferrell stars as Brad, a mild-mannered radio executive who is trying his hardest to be the best step dad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids. I actually snorted out loud at the trailer, because it reminded me SO much of my family. Not that I’m divorced (though, y’know, it can be tempting. My husband best sleep with one eye open!), or have an ex coming back into the picture that causes a competition for the kids’ affection so intense it sends people through walls and gets cheerleaders nailed in the face with a basketball (no, but seriously, you have to watch the trailer. I laughed so hard)- but because just like every other family, they’re totally messed up and just trying to make it work. Even though it doesn’t work most of the time. AND because I frickin’ love Will Ferrell.



Who wants to go with me to see it? I mean, if for nothing else (like the hilarity, the family-appropriate-fun, the life lessons I’m sure will be at the end)- then for Mark Wahlberg’s bulging biceps. Am I right??

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Posted on December 21, 2015 by Holdin' Holden 24 Comments
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  • This movie loojs bloody hilarious! Cant wait to see it

  • Every year Ben doesn’t want to do Christmas so last year we went to wake him up and literally couldn’t find him anywhere. His door was locked and we broke in with a coat hanger and couldn’t find him anywhere!! I was freaking out! Finally located him in this teeny tiny area behind one of those cube organizers in his closet all wrapped up in a blanket sleeping! I think I’m still mad at him for that one!

  • I would love to go see it. ❤

  • Looks like a fun movie

  • Accidentally used cinnamon instead of poultry seasoning. Smelled great. Tasted ok. Ppl couldn’t quite put their finger on the difference. Good for a laugh. Thanx for the chance.

  • I can’t wait to watch this movie!

  • I would love to see it:)

  • I really want to see this film. Wahlberg and Ferrell are extremely funny and I love their back and forth with each other.

  • I’m going!

  • Will Ferrell is always hilarious!! Looks like a hilarious movie!

  • I cannot wait to see this. We are going Christmas day while our kids are with their other parents!

  • I think it’ll be fun to see Mark Wahlberg in this kind of role!

  • Done and done and thanks

  • I can’t wait to see this! !!

  • Love, love, love Will Ferrell, and Mark Wahlberg sure is fun to look at too! Saw the trailer tonight at the movies and it looks freakin hilarious!! Can’t wait to see it!

  • Looks funny! The only Holiday disaster I’ve ever had was not hearing a message that Thanksgiving was cancelled due to a snow storm. We drove all the way there and I don’t know who was more shocked; them at finding us on their doorstep, or us at finding them in their pjs!

  • Funny,Im the Mark W. charater now.Girlfriend ex is a uptight lawyer…

  • Awesome. Made me laugh. Can’t wait to see this movie. 😜

  • Ambrielle Bender December 22, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Mine is a disaster and blessing in one. My husband was deployed to Iraq, and had spent 5 months trying to get his R & R leave approved for Christmas. A week before Christmas they approved it. I was in Cali and “home” was in VA. So I hopped on a Greyhound bus with a 20 month old… UGH worst experience of my life! The bus broke down, a driver quit out in the middle of nowhere. I FINALLY get to VA on the 23rd. Hubby calls and the security in Kuwait is on high alert so ALL flights were halted! Christmas morning in a hotel and he calls and says he won’t be “home” until the 26th because of missing his Atlanta flight from the Kuwait crap. I was miserable! LUCKILY someone in Atlanta gave him their seat and he made it home at 8:55 Christmas night…

  • I went to our storage unit 60 miles away to get the Christmas decorations. Got home to find freshly baked cookies for munching while we were trimming the tree. Oops. Forgot the tree!

  • Kristine tennyson December 22, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Can’t wait to see it!!! Looks funny!!! And mark wahlberg yes please

  • Amber-Elaine D Allen December 22, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I have to agree… the trailer alone has me snort laughing! Every single time I see it. I think this is not only going to be a mist see but also a must own when It hits the shelves.

  • First time hearing about this movie. Just might have to check it out.

  • Looks so funny! I def would like to see it!