There was a lot of magic in the air this morning.
In the car on the way to playgroup, using a PlayDoh stamp as a wand, Ellie decided to turn Jake into a Princess.
Jake wasn’t too happy about this.
“No! I’m Jake!”
“I turned you into a Princess!”
“No! I don’t want it! I’m Jake!”
“You’re a Princess!”
And so on…
I felt I had to intervene. A full-blown magic battle can get ugly: I’ve seen ‘The Sword in the Stone’!
“Ellie, Jake doesn’t want to be a Princess; could you turn him back into Jake please?”
Princess Jake was still protesting, so I repeated my request.
Ellie: “I have!”
“OK, thank you, good girl”
Fortunately Jake was able to confirm his change of status, & seemed happy with his current form.
So much so that he decided that he needed to do some magic too. I’m not sure what he was using as a wand; I think it was a ‘Horton Hears a Who” DVD. I hear improvised magic is often the most effective!
He wanted to turn me into a frog. I’m not sure why.
“Jake, I don’t think you should turn me into a frog while I’m driving. Frogs can’t drive can they?”.
He seemed convinced by this so for the rest of the journey, as far as I know, nobody was turned into anything that they didn’t want to be.
Winter’s back here, it’s cold & wet. As we got out of the car we got hailed on.
So once inside, & after a bit of very British complaining about the Weather, Karen & I got Jallie to do a magic dance to bring the Sun back. So when it gets sunny again you know who to thank!
Dangerously there was an actual Harry Potter wand there. Or possibly it was a stick from Karen’s garden; I’m not sure. Either way it looked the part, so after a couple of well-cast “Expelliarmus” spells from Jake I found myself back home much sooner than I expected!