Pre-Screening of Harry Potter with Black Moms Daily

We were invited to attend a special pre-screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows a few weeks back thanks to Black Moms Daily {sorry about the late post}. I am not a huge fan of this franchise, but it is pop culture and we were down for a fun night out. Besides, it's the end of the road for this series and we wanted to be apart of history {and it was FREE, c'mon}.

Awhile back, Kaden had the chance to review the entire Harry Potter box set of books 1 through 7. Let's just say he's still working on it. Have you seen book 7? It's massive. I took the easy way out and accepted an invitation to the movies. I'm a visual person anyway. I may put "Read all of the Harry Potter books" on my bucket list. We'll see.

There's something about movie pre-screening, rain, and me that seem to scream chaos. It seems as if each event I attend like this, there is a huge downpour and I am forced to find my way in a state in which I have resided my entire life. The drive to Owings Mills was loooong. And the rain made it even longer. It didn't help that I had two backseat passengers singing Drake, talking about school, and laughing with me...I mean at me.

We were doing fine on time. I had planned on arriving in enough time for the children to enjoy all the pre-show action. They were excited, and so was I.

About 20 minutes into the drive, I realized I did not have my wallet. I freaked out because these events normally require some form of i.d. to claim your tickets. Traffic was too hectic to search for my wallet, so I enlisted the children to search for it in the back. Warning: bad idea. They "looked", but could not find the wallet. We had to make a U-turn. We would never make it on time now.

Who could say "no" to them?
We get back to the house. I jump out the car. I search the house for my wallet. Nothing. Now, I'm really freaking out because not only do I not have my driver's license, I also have no money for gas. What's a girl to do? Anybody?!

I return to the car and what do you know, the children have magically found the wallet. You know, the wallet that they "looked" for earlier. Yeah, that one.

Oh well, we had lost time. I could have given up and called it a night, but I could never say "no" to those precious little ones. I mean, they are a lot of fun and make me laugh {you should hear what they talk about when they think no one is listening}.

We kept it moving. In the rain. Listening to inappropriate music for tweens. They knew more words than I did, but who cares. They're both honor roll students. Let them eat, I mean sing rap.

At about the halfway mark, I noticed the car ride got a little bit quiet. I checked my rear-view mirror and noticed both Kaden and Saniyah had fallen asleep. I'm sure drool was involved. Neither one of them has a pleasant quality to their sleeping habits. Trust me, you don't want to wake them up.

We finally arrived at the AMC Owings Mills. The rain was still going. We went inside to a very quiet building. There was nothing in the lobby — we had missed all the fun.

We entered the theater. Our seats were suppose to be reserved and guaranteed. Because we arrived so late and the lights were  down, we opted to go sit in the front. I hate causing commotion. The children didn't care either way.

The movie was great. There were a few scenes that scared the children. But, I was more terrified at the commentary coming from the movie-goers. People were telling the characters to not "go in there" or "you're so stupid" and "watch out". There was action on-screen and off. Hilarious.

Once the movie ended, way pass their bedtimes might I add, we headed into the lobby where we were given swag bags filled with Harry Potter memorabilia. There was also a radio station in attendance taking pictures for their website. There was excitement in the air.

We headed back on the road, in the rain, listening to Drake. The night was filled with mishaps, but the memories outweighed them all.

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Disclosure: I received free movie passes thanks to Black Moms Daily. There was no monetary compensation for writing this post. The opinions and views expresses are my own and do not reflect those of the sponsor.


  1. @Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide No, we actually saw a lot of the movie. We just missed the fun before the movie. We tried.

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