Friday, May 22, 2009

Harry Potter

Oh man, I'm excited about Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince this summer! Plus, it is PG. Therefore M and I can have a little date.

M and I have been reading HP and the Sorcerer's Stone (and watching the movie) lately. Things that have happened since HP mania has struck the resident 3-year-old:
  • M saying to R "You're Voldemort. Hey, um, Voldemort? You need to come and kill my parents." Sounds bad, huh? But it's how the story goes. Harry's parents get killed.
  • M flying around on his tiny broom playing Quidditch.
  • M answering most questions I have, or demands that I make with "Okay, Hermione."
  • M using a marker to cast spells.
  • M saying gibberish constantly in order to cast said spells. I have tried teaching him "Alohomora" and "Wingardium Leviosa" and "Petrificus Totalus" but to no avail.
  • M saying when he goes to bed "I love living at Hogwarts!"
  • M using his wand to "open" automatic doors at the grocery store. I'm sure we look pretty entertaining to all those watching.
  • M insisting that he is 11 because he's Harry. Therefore, he can do all kinds of things not normally allowed a 3-year-old. Clever.
  • If M sees a cat, calling it Professor McGonagall.
  • M telling me he can hit things with his stick because he is fighting the troll.
  • When seeing any hat, it's a Sorting Hat!
  • M asks at various times during the day: "Where is Voldemort?" and I say that he is hiding and M says "Oh yeah, on the back of Professor Quirell's head."
I am sure there will be more in the weeks to come. You never can tell how long these obsessions will last. I will enjoy it while I can as it is more interesting than the last phase: playing Chutes and Ladders ad nauseum. I welcome the next birthday wherein we can start playing Trouble. Shh, don't tell!


Lani said...

what a character!

Nate and Kristen Millecam said...

That kid cracks me up!

Camille said...

I think I peed my pants a little I laughed so hard at this!

Kristi said...

I love how clever M is! However, I am also NOT surprised. When I read of his antics I HAVE TO think of you as a little girl. It must be the DNA! :)

(You are a clever Mommy to distract M from Chutes and Ladders. I DO NOT miss that game! ugh!)

DTR said...

We had to institute a rule in our family: no unforgivable curses in the house.

k said...

DTR, that's funny! I wonder if we will need a similar rule as M and I work through the subsequent books.

Kristi, it's definitely the DNA. I always feel guilty getting upset with him when it's clearly my fault that he's that way!

I'm glad everyone else got such a kick out of this too. Sometimes I wonder if it's just me that thinks he is so entertaining.

gretchen said...

Oh man, that is good! He's so smart! Calling the cat Professor McGonagall and knowing Voldemort was on the back of Professor Quirell's head? M has a mind for details! He's sure to be a great reader. So fun!

Martha said...

That M is hooked. Me too. I love all the things he says. It's absolutely hilarious. And K, I love you for being an awesome Momma and an awesome you. I can see by reading your blog that you are up against a lot these days but that you are doing your best to see the sun! All my love! :)M for Martha, that is