3.20.2012

The Harry Potter Project: And So It Begins

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I love my children, but they, like their mother, have gotten used to traveling in style. How can they not when it seems like EVERY TIME we go somewhere, we're staying in cabins with tennis courts or family-style suites at exclusive resorts?

(Note: thank you, Mom and Dad, for funding these pipe dream vacations!)

The latest request is to visit the Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM in Orlando, Florida.

That's something I can truly get behind, because I'm an unashamed Potterhead myself. But it's not something for which we can just shell out thousands of dollars, and it's not something that we should do right now because the baby is so small.

So we got them in on it.

Last night, we delivered the plan to the kids: if they want to go to the Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM, then they need to help out. We're going to place a jar in a prominent place in the house. They can make contributions to it as they see fit, with the exception of money already in their piggybanks and money that they receive for putting towards college. So, spare change, birthday money, Christmas money, it can all go in the bucket.

I want the kids to truly appreciate this trip, and they won't do that unless they work for it. They're young, yes, but it's never too early to learn the value of hard work. They will earn a much bigger reward than just a fun vacation.

Now, to find a tub of sorts ...

2 comments:

  1. What a great idea! WWoHP is so fantastic, I hope you get there soon. But maybe if it takes a little while to save up, the expansion will be open :) http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-12-06/travel/os-wizarding-world-harry-potter-orlando-expansion-20111206_1_wizarding-world-potter-elements-universal-orlando

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    1. I had no idea they were expanding! That's so awesome!

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