Have you seen it yet?

It really was a treat to see Harry Potter in London on opening night. The theater was enormous and absolutely packed. We arranged a babysitter for Oscar, Betty and June at the hotel, and took the 3 older kids, plus our niece Zella, who is staying with us for a couple of weeks, to the 8:15 showing.

The crowd clapped and hooted throughout. And when Harry mentioned Kings Cross station, they cheered!

Our assessment of the movie: we loved it. It felt like a fitting end to the series and made us want to read the books again asap. It has also left us a bit Potter obsessed. As soon as we got back to the hotel, we were looking up behind the scenes footage and re-watching the earlier movies. And since we’ve arrived home, it has been non-stop magical dueling, using paint brushes as wands. Alohomora! Stupefy! Expelliarmus!

We had to make a rule yesterday that there were no spells allowed during dinner. : )

Are you into it? Are your kids old enough to be interested yet? What did you think of the movie?