He legit watches it weekly. Which is waaaaaay less than he used to. He used to watch Home Alone 1 and 2 nearly daily. And this has been going on for about three years.
About two years ago he started asking me if we could go to New York some time. I said “maybe” and didn’t think much of it. Until he kept asking every few weeks. Then it clicked, and I asked…
“Do you keep asking about New York because Kevin went there?”
– Yeah, dad.
Last summer he kept following up, politely. I told him I’d try to make it happen next year, which is this year.
I wondered if there were any “Home Alone tours.” Sure enough, just a few years ago, THE ACTUAL PLAZA HOTEL that Kevin stays at started doing limo tours.
- Room at The Plaza
- Limousine ride around NYC; visit to filming locations including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Carnegie Hall, and Radio City Music Hall.
- Large cheese pizza (like in the movie where they greet Kevin at the limo)
- “Home Alone sundae” (16 scoops of assorted ice cream, whipped cream, maraschino cherries, M&M’s, brownie bits, chocolate, caramel, and raspberry sauce)
His bday is still months away, and he has no idea (keep it a secret)… but it’s all booked and I can’t wait for his heart to explode.