By sandi | July 16, 2013
Warning evil mom alert.**
I didn’t let my kids watch the Harry Potter movies before they read the books. There is no comparison and it is my opinion that the book is ALWAYS better than the movie.
I don’t even let them read them all.
So far Annie and Kimberly have read books 1-3. I will allow them to read 4 and 5 this year school year. My reason behind that is that I want them to savor them. I loved reading these and other books and waiting the year or longer until the next one was released with anticipation. I want them to have that. I want the magic of Harry Potter to live on for some time with them as they wait to read the next.
This summer I watched the first Harry Potter movie with Annie and Kimberly.
They loved it! I loved it! Madeline is looking forward to reading 1-3 this year and then being able to watch the movies.
I know it seems crazy but in this day and age where there is rarely a delay in gratification I want my children to learn to enjoy things, and savor them.
**Yes, my kids think I am evil for not letting them do the things the other kids do.