Sunday, July 17, 2011

What Else but Harry Potter?

We saw Harry Potter yesterday and we were not disappointed.  In the last 24 hours my kids ages 17, 14, and 10 have made their own wands, googled all the spells, casted spells on each other, locked the 17 year-old out of the house because she was making the Elder Wand--the most powerful wand in the WORLD,  and casted every unforgivable curse. I tried making up new spells like REDUCTO QUARELLESO and GLUTEUS MINIMUS which did not work.  Don't bother trying them unless perhaps you have bested the Elder Wand from my 17-year old who is running around the house trying to find an open window. I also found myself yelling EXPECTO PATRONUM at the most random moments.  My young wizards informed me that this was a stupid thing to yell because it only works on dementors, but then I did kind of feel like the life was being sucked out of me.

Thank you Jo Rowling for many hours of summer creativity, exercise, and entertainment.  Saying that you are a wickedly-talented writer is an understatement.  I can't wait 'til my grandkids are old enough to "take to Hogwarts."


  1. I could use that reducto quarelloso spell at my house.

  2. Would you please work on perfecting that Gluteus Minimus spell? It would certainly come in handy.