I'm not sure what genius decided to open the new Harry Potter film at midnight on a THURSDAY...
Regardless, my husband and I - who normally never agree to ANYthing past 9:30 on a school night - are taking our kids (15,15 and 11). Is anyone else? And if you are, do you homeschool or do your kids attend "regular" school, like ours?
Here's my rationale, FWIW: Although the HP series is arguably not as well-written as, say, Peter Pan or the works of Mark Twain, I do believe it will be an enduring children's classic, like The Wizard of Oz or the Chronicles of Narnia (UNlike so many other modern children's series...say, A Series of Unfortunate Events). And our kids are the only generation who will ever experience the excitement of buying the latest HP book as a 1st-edition, at the midnight book-release party...as well as seeing the original movies, when they're first released. We've read all the books to the kids, over the years, as a family - with British accents and funny voices. The stories have been such a part of our family life - and of the kids' generation - that we're willing to let them have one crummy school morning, where they have a hard time getting up, and be among the first to see this (almost) last film. We've told them they have to take naps after school on Thursday, to be ready.
But I still wish it opened on a Friday.