When we first starting planning this trip, friends asked why Universal? Why Harry Potter? They even asked me why we didn't choose to go to the beach or Disney.
To answer the above I should probably first introduce you to
Kiery Kierstyn. (She's too old to be called Kiery now that she is 16, just in case you were wondering!) She came into my life when she was just four years old and over the years we have been able to build an awesome mother/daughter relationship.
We both share a love of reading that started when she was in elementary school. She was reading at a middle school level and quickly running out of material from the school library. In order to satisfy her thirst for books I would read young adult books first to make sure they weren't too racy for her age. I'm pretty sure I read every young adult fantasy book the library had to offer by the time Kierstyn was in the 5th grade. Books bonded us.
This trip is going to allow us to experience the books and movies we bonded over first hand. That is what we are both looking forward to the most. Full immersion in the magic of Harry Potter. She's my fangirl partner in crime.
We still have our parent/child spats like everyone else but this trip is a chance for us to get away, just the two of us. I will miss my two littlest and my husband and love traveling as a family, but I know Kierstyn and I will make amazing memories we will always cherish. It will be the perfect time to make memories that don't involve talking about colleges, boys, or the correct use of por and para on her latest Spanish assignment. It will be just two girls fangirling over Harry Potter. I can't wait!
What do you bond with your kids over?