Monday, September 28, 2009

Harry Potter

"Mom," Madeleine began a few minutes ago, "Is Filtch a squib?"

"Huh?"

"You know, Filch. From Harry Potter."

"What's a squib?'

Madeleine let out an exasperated sigh. "A squib is someone born to a wizard family with no magical powers." You can almost hear the "duh, Mom" that she wanted to include at the end of the sentence.

"Oh."

Pause.

"So, Mom, is Filch a squib?" Madeleine asked once more.

"Oh, I don't remember. Which one is Filch?"

Madeleine looks at me for a moment, inwardly rolling her eyes, I'm sure, and then dives back into the second book in the Harry Potter series.

I haven't read these books since Madeleine was Caroline's age. If she's going to keep asking me questions about the books, I'm in trouble.

1 comment:

agnusdei1996 said...

LOL! I finally read the books this past summer; when the boys started reading them a few years ago I just didn't have time. They still talk over my head sometimes, but I can finally converse intelligently about Harry Potter. ;)