reading the hobbit in latin is difficult because there are all these, like, domestic words? in the first chapter? and it’s like excuse me i study latin i don’t know domestic words just how to say that pyrrhus murdered priam and his son while they were sliding around in their own blood sorry
One time when Sirius was helping out with Mrs. Potter’s baking she asked him to stir the batter and he replied with a “sure, Mom” and almost dropped the bowl as he realised what he said. But then James sneaked up behind him to try and stick his finger in the batter and Mrs. Potter slapped at his hand and complained about her messy sons, and Sirius just beamed
The other day I lucked into spending half of my crazy long shift working with Merida. Just before the end of a set, an elementary school-aged girl and her mother came up. The little girl had a sweet interaction with Merida, took her photo, got a big bear hug, and then the mom asked for one more picture. She asked Merida if she would hold up a heart-shaped sign for Team Ellerie, a little girl in her daughter’s class who had cancer. It was a really sweet moment, but what really got me was what the mother said to her daughter as they were walking away. The mom said, “Do you know why I thought that would be a nice thing to do? Because soon Ellerie is going to have to be very brave.” That is quality parenting right there.