Hunger Games going down at midnight!
The Calem Clan is very excited this week. Something BIG is going down.
Do I have a child turning 16 and getting his license? No, that happened last month. I know, I haven’t gotten over the shock yet either.
Is it Spring Break? No, that was last week. It’s over. I’m still wiping my tears.
Am I heading off to a FANTABULOUS writer’s BIF (Break Into Fiction) retreat weekend with my bestie-writing-teach, the amazing Mary Buckham? No, that’s next month … 32 days and 7 ½ hours from now … not that I’m counting.
No-no-no, it’s nothing like that. But it’s something we’ve looked forward to for a long time and it’s finally almost here. What, you want me to get to it already?
Fine. Grouchy much?
This week is the movie premiere of THE HUNGER GAMES! And here at the Calem Clan stronghold, We-Can’t-Wait! And we’re not going to wait long because we are seeing the midnight showing!! Squeeee!!!!!
Yes, we’re the parents who are going to take our 3 school-age children to a midnight showing on a school night. Why? Because it’s fun and you just have to have some fun like this sometimes with your kids. On Friday when everyone might be talking about seeing the movie on opening weekend, we’ll have SEEN it. We will likely see it again too.
Do you know what makes this even more fun and special? Like all of the Harry Potter books and movies, the Hunger Games series were books we all enjoyed. We can talk about them together, as a family. It’s not that often that the same books are equally enjoyed by the parents, through the teenagers and down to the 5th grader. I love that! Those are the kinds of books I want to write. It’s the sort of story I’m striving for with my Ninja Chick.
For the past few weeks, we have listened to the audio version of The Hunger Games so that we’re all refreshed with the details and characters. Daughter has her T-Shirt to wear to the premier.
I even bought this magazine with lots of behind the scenes photos and details, bios on all the actors and even 3 full-sized posters!
So, tell me, are any of you seeing the midnight showing? Have you ever gone to one before? How early do we have to line up? Do you sometimes do things that might not be conventional (like taking school-age kids to a midnight showing) because the experience is bigger than what might be considered ‘acceptable’?
Oh, and of course, I HAVE to ask …. Peeta or Gale? Or maybe I should save that for another blog post. It probably comes as no surprise that I have a definite opinion and I’m prepared to argue my point.