at 12:01 AM
the much anticipated
and slightly dreaded
the epic saga of
Harry Potter would come to an end.
Rob, Kate and I are big fans.
We have read every book
and seen every movie.
Kate, in particular,
has read her books
to the point that they have been taped
and retaped and several eventually
I decided around 10:00PM to go
to Barnes and Noble
and get our reserved books
when they were released.
I realized I also must
wake Kate up and take her with me.
I think this series is a pivotal thing
for her generation.
It binds them together
and will be something shared
in the culture of this group of
teens and preteens.
I wanted her to have memories of it,
to feel like she was there, really there,
living life fully
and in the moment.
So I got a very groggy Kate out of bed
at 10:30PM with the whisper that we were
going to get Potter at Midnight.
We drove over to Barnes and Noble
Oh. My. Gosh.
The crowds were UNBELIEVABLE.
Just to give you a clue,
our number was
TWO THOUSAND three hundred and eighty eight.
Once you had your number called,
you would wind your way through the store,
following the taped path.
This took about 20 minutes.
But still, it was a moment
and memories are made of special moments.
Getting in the store:
Buying our books:
The beauty of ownership!
Let the reading begin!
All day long it has been a
readingfest around here
(well, when I wasn't napping off
the very late night.)
Short of that,
the only other thing that has been done
was giving the boys minor,
I trimmed it out back on the deck
and then had them skinny dip
in the pool to get all the hair off.
Aren't you disappointed that there
aren't any pictures of THAT??
Who says middle class can't be white trash?
Now they have memories too!
::::groans, slaps forehead::::
Have a good day, everyone!
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