We Would Totally Be Sisters With Tinker Bell

Sometime this spring, my kids were introduced to the movies: “Tinker Bell,” “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure” and “Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue.” Like most things in parenting, I have no idea how we stumbled upon them, but I’m happy we did. The movies are sweet and kind and well- animated although my son gets a little upset how often the premise is Tinker Bell breaking the rules. Too bad my daughter couldn’t care less… Silvermist went from silly to sassy in our house. (She’s one of Tinker Bell’s best friends and my daughter’s favorite fairy.) When I told my sister that I had snagged an exclusive sneak peek at the newest Tinker Bell movie, “Secret of the Wings,” through BlogHer and Disney, she was very sister-with-no-kids about it, which was still perfect because the movie is about sisters.

Between how much I adore my sister and my children’s love of Tinker Bell, I was pretty much not allowed to say no to this review opportunity. Plus, I love the days when I can show off my bloggy coolness with a package in the mail and a movie afternoon.

We all loved the movie. One of my favorite parts was a small detail when the two sisters are reunited (twins!) and have clearly been comparing 186 notes on how similar they are.

Of course, my sister and I aren’t twins. We’re six years apart and in a line of 60 brown-haired, brown-eyed women in their 20s and 30s standing, no one would point to Katie and I and yell: SIBLINGS! Until we answered our phones with the same sing-song-y tone. And laughed at the same stupid jokes. And talked at the same time while completely understanding what the other sister was saying. We have a bond that is undeniable.

Just ask any old boyfriend who had to suffer through a dinner with the 2 of us. We were usually laughing hysterically, and he was, well, sitting there. My sister was the ultimate litmus test, which was probably why Scott was SO NERVOUS to hang out with her for the first year. (They love each other by the way. They clearly have great taste.) I couldn’t imagine growing up and being a grown-up without an instant teammate, explorer, confidante, friend, and most importantly, a sister.

I’m glad the “Secret of the Wings” reminds us all how important sisterhood is. (Yes, my son and I teared up during the movie. Hey, we both have sisters.)

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Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

18 thoughts to “We Would Totally Be Sisters With Tinker Bell”

  1. We adore TinkerBell over here…I love her for her feistiness and self rescuing capabilities. My kiddos love the movies because, well…they’re fairies. 🙂 They’ve both seen the preview for “Secret of the Wings” and we all want to watch it!

    My big sister and I were all each other had for so long. We’d walk through hell and back for each other–come close to it at times. She stood between me and the bullies in elementary school. We’ve always had each other’s backs–even when we were scratching each other’s eyeballs out! There’s no one else in the world who would get out of a warm bed at midnight, drive 45 minutes to pick up my son and drive back home with him because I can’t go into labor at a convenient time. 🙂

  2. I don’t have a sister. So I’m not sure what sisterhood means to me…but I always imagined that having a sister would be very nice (especially getting to share clothes during those teen years).

    My daughter loves these Tinkerbell movies. Loves them like I love chocolate.

  3. We are big Tink fans here too! We wait with baited breath for each new movie!

    I am lucky enough to be the big sis to two amazing women. Growing up military and moving constantly means that they are the best friends that I have or ever will ever have. There is a word that we use for what we have for each other…….unconditionality. I am pretty sure I made it up (and spellcheck agrees) but I do that regularly, so who cares? 🙂 And it fits more perfectly than any other word, no explanation needed.

    Hope you all have a wonderful day!

  4. I didn’t grow up with a sister, but I do have 2 half-sisters that I didn’t know about until recently. I grew up wishing at times that I did (not that I don’t love my little brother). My daughter is sooo into Tinkerbell. She is just now able to really sit down and watch an entire movie (Cinderella was the first that held her interest for more than 15 minutes).

    I’d like to have another girl so that she can have the sister bond I didn’t have growing up. But I also think she’ll be just fine as an only child since she loves being the center of attention.

  5. I always kinda wished I had a sister… but I have a BFF who’s like a sister and I frankly don’t know what I’d do without her. My daughter *loves loves* the Tinkerbell movies and this would be a godsend!

  6. I don’t have sisters of my own, but I do have twin daughters and I have seen unconditional love in them! That is what sisterhood means to me.

  7. Sisterhood is being able to forgive and forget…or remind you of your silliness at all the family get-togethers, over and over again 🙂

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