Thursday, October 18, 2018

Movies and Harry Potter- do it up!

We have had kind of a busy two weeks which is why I didn't post much of anything last week and was quiet on the Facebook page this weekend. 

I have been feeling like a really crappy mom for oh... two years. I feel tremendous guilt over this and I know it's not rational but here we are. I feel bad because Olivia and Jackson knew me as a great mom always doing awesome stuff and now they have this version. Then I feel guilty Penelope and Lucy will only know this version and will never get that super fun mom because I'm not capable any more. So yeah. It's complicated and weird but I'm trying to come to grips with it. 

But I'm trying. I'm trying really hard to make sure they don't feel like I'm just leaving them without a mom at all. 
 They had been wanting to see The House With A Clock In Its Walls as soon as they saw a preview, and of COURSE we can't ever go on the cheap $5 days because Olivia has dance. 


I had to pay full price. FULL PRICE AT A THEATER. 

I know you know that pain. 

Then we had to buy snacks. Do you know how much snacks were? 



All for popcorn and drinks. Not even larges! God. They want to see Goosebumps 2 (click on that if you want to watch it on Prime Video!) but good god I don't know if I can willingly for that much money over again.  

That was Wednesday. 

While I was there I had gotten a message from my old boss who is working at a local bookstore now saying she had someone buy four tickets to this Harry Potter event they were doing and wanted to donate them. She thought of us and messaged me. Penelope and Lucy are nightmares beyond 5 p.m. so that definitely is a no go, but Olivia and Jackson are into Harry Potter so I thought they'd like it. 

So we went. 
 It was a lot of fun, it had a bunch of themed games and snacks. Olivia was easily the worst at the Quidditch game. 
 Jackson raked in a ton of tickets playing games. 
 Olivia is surprisingly freakishly talented at keeping a balloon afloat with a wand (or pencil because she didn't have a wand). That game was definitely her jam. 
 Jackson was much better at the Quidditch game and he clearly had a technique down. 
Oh! And they got sorted- Jackson is Hufflepuff and Olivia is Ravenclaw, both pretty accurate for their personalities. 

That was a really fun night out. It felt so weird to be out of the house 4 of the 5 days last week. Then we had a busy weekend, more on that tomorrow, so I was pretty winded by Sunday afternoon. Ugh. 


Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'm an adult and I still want to go to that Harry Potter event. How fun!! Oh movies, they really can be ridiculously expensive. Do you have any local/indie type of theaters around you? Those tend to have better prices!


Zooloo's Book Diary said...

Oh sounds like a fab time though! Yes I struggle with the price of the cinema these days! so i do feel your pain! Love the Harry Potter event!

Sarah Nowicki said...

How fun! Great post and pics! It reminds me that I need to get out and have a little fun of my own:) Thanks for sharing.

Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra said...

That Harry Potter event sounds like a lot of fun. Glad you and your family had a great time!

Julie H said...

I'm an entirely different mom from child 1 to child 3 so that's not only you lol.