Yesterday I stopped by the Malco and picked up our movie tickets for Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. That's right! This family is a bunch of twi-hards. Twilight Saga events have become a full family affair in our house, even L gets in on the action.
In December 2008 GG asked me to take her to see Twilight. She had already read all of the books and was very excited to see how the movie compared, so we went. After watching the movie and not really understanding it I decided to read the books too, and loved them.
In March 2009, I took GG to a Twilight DVD midnight release party and a really early breakfast. I didn't know at the time that this would set a precedence for future events. We got home at 2:30 a.m. and she immediately wanted to watch the (122 minutes long) movie. Sure, why not?! We had a wedding
L and NG had listened to GG and I discuss the books and movie so much they decided to read the books, and they were hooked. They had already seen the movie. After all if I'm going to stand in line 3 hours to buy a movie then everyone in the house is going to watch it at least once.
So now, with the entire family involved, the only thing to do was wait for the next movie to be released. In November 2009 Twilight Saga: New Moon hit theaters. L and I took a vacation day and treated the Girls to the 12:01 a.m. showing and a really early breakfast. Our plans hit a little bump when we discovered Village Inn is only open 24 hours on the weekends. So in the interest of completing our outing as we had originally planned, and to calm the brewing storm of mutiny in the backseat, L and I decided to drive to the opposite end of town and eat at IHOP. What's twenty more minutes at 2:30 in the morning, right? We got home just before 5 a.m..
Four months later I took them to a Twilight Saga: New Moon DVD midnight release party and a really early breakfast. L's niece J joined us that night and we had so much fun we immediately began making plans for her to join us when the next movie was released.
At the end of June 2010 Twilight Saga: Eclipse came to theaters. Since this movie was released during the summer, in lieu of individual birthday parties, the Girls had a "twilight marathon" party. I spent that day fixing hair, applying make-up, and giving manicures to 3 tweens and 2 teens. They spent the day watching the previous movies and giggling. That evening I sprinkled them all with the "vampire glitter" the Girls had won at the last DVD release party and we were off to meet J for the 12:01 a.m. show and a really early breakfast. Once again we got home shortly before 5 a.m., but the girls were kind enough to let me sleep four whole hours before asking me to get up and feed them breakfast, again.
L wasn't able to go with us for the first show, so after taking the party guest home and dropping the Girls at their grandparents for the evening, I met him back at the theatre. I tried to keep my snoring to a minimum so as not to disturb the other movie goers.
Six months later I took the Girls to the Twilight Saga: Eclipse DVD midnight release party and a really early breakfast. This time my cousin's wife K came to the party with us, J and her friend A.Z. met up with us a little later and then joined us for breakfast.
Our group continues to expand. What started with GG and I catching an afternoon matinee has now grown to include L, NG, J, K, and J's friend A.D.. So now, with the tickets burning a hole in my wallet, we impatiently await half of the Breaking Dawn.