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Harry Potter at Midnight was so worth it!!!!

So, weeks ago I got on line at Fandango and bought tickets for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1.  My son and I went to the last one also at midnight and he was so excited.  Something new a different and very grownup I might add.

Last night we went out for dinner to his favorite place (Panda Express for the Orange Chicken) and then headed to the theatre in Albany about 8pm.  That's right...8pm for the midnight movie.  I knew how cold it was going to be and wanted to make sure we got a place in line inside the building.  We took books, game boy, etc and settled in for the wait.  To my surprise the theatre got it right this time.  They cancelled all shows that had a roughly 9pm start and sat people in their appropriate theatres as the last shows got out.  It was great because we got to sit in the theatre seats for at least 2-3 hours which is way better than the ground!

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Tanner and I got awesome seats right behind the wheelchair ramp about halfway down which usually means there is no one infront of him for 3 full rows and he has an awesome view.  We talked, giggled, drank caffeinated pop to stay awake and generally had a great time as mom and son. 

The movie was one of the best I thought.  It had a great deal of darkness to it as it leads up to the finale and the epic battle of good and evil.  But, this was probably the funniest of the movies.  There was a good combo of the two. 

*****If you are thinking about taking your kids there are a few scenes with the large snake that are super frightening.  You might want to wait for DVD so you can fast foward or be prepared to cover eyes and ears.  If the scenes had been in 3-D I think I might have wet my pants....LOL!!!!

I have had a few people ask why I would take my 11 year old to a movie at midnight on a school night....hmmmmmm

Well, my answer is that I only have 1 year until he gets to middle school and by then he might not want to talk to me...ever!  So, I try to take the opportunites I can to show him how much I love him and want to spend time with him.  A midnight movie is no small undertaking.  We didn't get home til after 3 am and he is still sleeping now at 1230 in the afternoon.  But, I guess breaking the rules about going to school is ok every now and then.  We spent some awesome time together and it was special just me and him.  In 5 years no one will remember that he missed a day of school but HE will remember his mom took him to his first and 2nd midnight movies.   Priceless memories.....

We are excited already for the final installment of Harry Potter in 2011.  Tanner has it on his calendar so I can get tickets right away...Amazing...he is already planning our next "DATE NIGHT".   

Hope you have a great weekend....I will be catching up on some sleep!  Melissa