Dear Universal Studios Orlando

To Whom It May Concern:

Last night my children and I were laying on the couch watching the new Harry Potter, Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince. We watched the entire movie at least twice then finally went on to the special features. In the special features we learned all about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

I can’t believe it’s slated to open in Spring of 2010. That’s a long time from now, but that is NOT why I am writing you this letter. Oh, no. See I don’t mind theme parks at all. I enjoy them. I am not a roller coaster fan at all. Quite frankly heights scare me. I’m pretty sure while I was riding a roller coaster with my husband years ago at a theme park now shut down, I died and he revived me close to the time the ride ended.

But much like Disneyland I love the idea of entering a world I have envisioned in my  mind and seen on the big screen. It’s magical no matter where you go and my children love the idea too.

I noticed too that you were offering a sweepstakes for people to enter to win a chance to attend the grand opening of the Harry Potter attraction. I am a giving person. And right now I am going to go enter than give you a chance to rig it so we can win. We as in my children. My oldest daughter after watching the special features and the sneak peek at this wizardly place said “Mom, I am going to kill myself if I can’t go. I have to go. I have to walk in Hogwarts. I have no other goal in life anymore.” She’s nine. I have high hopes for this child. Broadway, Art Galleries or a record deal. I can’t have her offing herself because she wasn’t able to step into Hogwarts. My son has taken to writing spells. The first spell was a spell to turn our house into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The second spell was to turn me into a cash cow. He doesn’t know what that is. I’m now offended by my son thinking to equate cow and me. He’s only six. My trees are beginning to look bare as he is breaking off every branch to try to carve a wand that chose him. Apparently my tree doesn’t have the choosing powers. I’m sure the HOA is going to come after me for this. If he starts making potions I might go broke. He’s been eyeballing that spice cabinet and I don’t like the way he looks when he does. It’s devious. My four year old and youngest daughter is on a tirade. She’s thrown out all her princess wands and tiaras. She said that princesses get what they want and she wants to live in Hogsmeade. I’ve tried to apologize to her for anything, everything. Her reply, “Sorry doesn’t fix it anymore”. She’s convinced our boxer is a Hippogriff and our yellow lab is a Dragon. They aren’t allowed in our house anymore and it’s freezing at night. Poor dogs.

So Universal Studios Orlando, I have in a mere attempt to entertain my children, lost complete and total control of my house. My youngest won’t take off my reading glasses as she says that she can’t properly be Harry Potter without them. I can’t read without them. My oldest daughter won’t take my sons Harry Potter costume robe off and my son, I think, is now dragging and stacking chairs in the kitchen to reach that spice cabinet. I need help. In the form of Spring 2010. I don’t want my dogs to freeze at night anymore. I don’t want to be out money for a new tree, reading glasses, chairs and spices. I need that money to attend your theme park.

Please Universal Studios Orlando, save me and my sanity.

Your New Best Friend,


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  1. Good luck momma! Sounds like you just might be in trouble! Here’s hoping none of them cast a spell on you!
    .-= Staci A´s last blog ..Dreaming of… =-.

  2. That is a very funny post Brit! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if some one from Universal Studios reads this and passes it on? Oh yeah!!!

    you have some very dramatic children my friend LOL
    .-= Annie´s last blog ..Monday Mingle 9 – Merry Christmas! =-.

  3. Hope your wishes get fulfilled.

  4. This was so funny! I love it when the kids get obsessed about something. My girls are in their 30’s now and I can still tease them about some of their childhood things like this.
    Cute blogpost, I loved it!
    .-= The Retired One´s last blog ..Useless Facts and Trivia: Volume 16 =-.


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