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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