That’s my girl!

Over on myfamily.com, we have a family website. My sister Jenni just posted a picture of Channel 13 news doing a feature on safe Trick-or-Treating from Mom’s heavily decorated front yard — the second time news teams have picked her yard to do a Halloween piece from.

Looking at the picture, I see my older niece Emily in robes, wearing the Gryffindor scarf I made her and weilding the Hermione wand I got her for last xmas. Woot!

She’s taking guitar lessons — with any luck it’s only a matter of time before she’s accompanying her uncle to OVFF. Heck, if you go back enough generations, we come from Taylor stock, so I already know what to call our band: Taylor Made! :)

My sister reports that Em has discovered the Potter Puppet Pals, and has been known to skip around the house singing o/` Follow the butterflies! Follow the butterflies! o/` Typically at this point, Jen gets the Hermione wand, intones Emicus owicus! and ponks Em lightly on the head. Emily will inevitably reply “Ow!”, and Jenni will just as inevitably say, “See? The spell works!”

Yup. I’m definitely par for the course in this family.

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5 comments so far

  1. the_dark_snack on

    Have you turned her on to any of the HP Filk bands? My personal favorites are Draco and the Malfoys (not because I’m evil, they just have better music) and Harry and the Potters. They played a show here last summer and were really great.

    Also, did you know there’s a Wizarding School in your neck of the woods?

    • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

      Ah, too bad the Ball is 18+ only, she’d love it! That’s not very far from here at all … quite near where I went to college, actually.

      I will refer the bands to my sister first, since my niece is but 11 and I let her vet things first. I haven’t heard them myself—as long as there’s nothing too strong for a smart 11-year-old, she’ll probably get a kick out of them.

      • the_dark_snack on

        They bands are very tame. Their music is meant to be heard by small children. If you like HP yourself, you should really check them out (especially Draco). They have samples of somgs on their sites.

  2. surakofb5 on

    Wow, my family is so boring by comparison.

    At least you’re raising her right. ;-)


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