There are spells flying through our house at the moment. The biggest battle of wands and wizards, morning, afternoon and evening. Sam and Ethan are back into reading the Harry Potter series, Ethan is up to The Goblet of Fire and Sam is just beginning The Half Blood Prince. They are enraptured again in J.K.Rowlings world of wizards again. They go through cycles of reading Deltora Quest, Star Wars, Pokemon, Harry Potter, Asterix and Obelix and Tin Tin. The cycle changes but Sam and Ethan will stay on the same path together, they have a lot in common. Then Toby will fall into the same pattern of play. It's wonderful and important to me that they play together. They are all on the same wave length, there are times of trouble when one gets a little too bossy, the tears come and they go their separate ways. Mostly they just 'get' each other. I love it, I love my boys, I love their world. It is a little crazy but fun.
Shooting spells across the room with flag sticks as their wands, they run around stunning each other, making the others eat slugs or bugs. Sam has written down a list of spells, he's researched through all of the books and is now using it as ammunition against his brothers. Toby has his own spells...."Nyaaaah what's up doc? Stupefy!!", all the while wearing bunny ears and aiming his wand.
Expecto Patronum is one of their emotionally charged spells....it's all in the delivery.
Sam and Ethan have only watched the first two movies up until recently as they get a little deep and dark. Sam is susceptible to night mares so we try and protect them from watching movies that would leave a fearful impact on them. Sometimes the books are scary and anxiety producing while reading them but the boys just love to eat them up, so do I. We made a deal with Ethan, if he reads the Prisoner of Azkaban then we'll think about letting him and Sam watch the movie. He did and we watched and they loved it....which is why the spells are flying around the house. No unforgivable curses in the house....please boys!!