Thursday, November 17, 2016

Using Harry Potter to Talk to Your Kids About Being "Under the Influence"

One of the reasons I love working with is that they give me the coolest writing prompts. They know that I love Harry Potter and with the new movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opening tomorrow, they asked me to write about lessons from the wizarding world that I use to talk to my kids about all kinds of character issues. Today, I want to look at some examples from the text that underscore the dangers of being "under the influence". 

Let’s get nerdy, you guys.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Game That Almost Killed Me

Like everyone else in America, I stayed up too late last night watching game 7 of the World Series. First, it went into extra innings. Then, there was a rain delay. Then, it honestly came down to the very last play. It almost killed me. I'm old and my nerves aren't what they used to be. Then the Cubs won and I passed out from total exhaustion.

My husband, the irascible Cap'n Coupon, was delighted. When the game was still tied in the 9th inning, he was like: "Julie! Do you know what this means?! FREE BASEBALL!"

Free baseball is what he calls it when the came goes into extra innings and for some reason, he expects me to be equally gleeful about this when he knows darn well I already think 9 innings is like 3 too many.

Oh well, I woke up looking and feeling like a complete garbage barge this morning so I made this meme for all you.

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