Something magical has been happening at our house this summer. Charming pulled out our copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and began reading it to our three oldest children at bedtime. Only the two oldest maintained interest, but it has become one of the favorite parts of our day.
It’s been many years since I’ve read it, but the magic and humor of the story pulled me in again. We’re on to The Chamber of Secrets now and they have strict instructions not to start until I’ve joined them after putting Princess Shoo-Shee-Foo-Fee to bed and saying goodnight to Joo-Jee and Potatoes.
Our oldest, Bubbers, loves to play Hogwarts in the backyard. He made a Sorting Hat and places it on each brother’s head to give them a house. Then he holds class- announcing Herbology or recruiting me to play Snape and teach Potions. It’s so fun. He even announces time to sleep and I almost do fall asleep!
Yesterday, Bubbers and Potatoes made wizard hats and played Quidditch on the tramp. Check out this action- lots of Snitch catching going on around here!
The Harry Potter Era in our home has officially begun! :)
It’s a shame to see such effort go into what must unavoidably become a miserable failure. Just like in my potions class, Potter turns everything he touches into failure!