Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Moment I've Been Waiting For

I have been waiting seven and a half years for this. 

I spent all of last year wondering if they were ready and deciding to wait. 

Then they went to a birthday party and their curiosity was piqued. 

So, I decided it was time and crossed my fingers they were ready. 

**Be prepared to probably be disappointed by the following revelation. I may have built it up a bit too much. Also, be prepared to see into the depths of my nerdiness. I feel no shame.**

The girls and I started reading Harry Potter together. 

*Ha! I told you!* 

In 2004, I was interning at a newspaper in Florida and completely bored one weekend. I was milling about Target and found myself in the book section. I flipped through several before begrudgingly picking up The Sorcerer’s Stone.   

I think I finished it before the day was over. I went back to Target and grabbed Chamber of Secrets. 

I was instantly in love with the magic of the, well, magical world. 

I have read the series three times, seen the movies too many times to remember and once dressed as Ginny Weasley for Halloween. 

And now, I get to relive all of the magic and mystery with my sweet girls. I spend about 15-30 minutes each night reading as much as I can in between all the questions and theories. 

And the best part? In addition to being wrapped up in a story that I have so much love for, we are also soaking up some seriously needed Mom-daughter time each night. 


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