We aren’t anti-video games. (Case in point: Brian has owned literally every device Nintendo has ever made. Every. Single. One.) But we try to reserve them for winter. You know, when it’s too stinking cold to do anything but be on the couch with a blanket.
More background: we just finished reading the first Harry Potter aloud as a family.
But the kids still ask if they can play video games, and we still tell them “no” on pretty days. Last week was an especially pretty weekend. So, 20 minutes after we said no, they came out and started “suiting up.”
They went and found Brian’s oldest looking baseball hat, for the “sorting hat” of course, and got into houses.
Then they came outside for…
Beckham was using this card to run try outs! 🙂
First was hitting a bludger!
But you also had a shot at becoming a Chaser!
And of course, they had to try to get the Snitch (a very small bouncy ball!) to try out for Seeker!
They they disappeared inside for a while. But that was just to find out what positions they got (I found out later!).
And then back out for the real game!
The BEST part was the noises they were all making. You know, broomstick flying noises!!
Then Brian goes and finds himself a broom…
It was not lost on me that my entire family is the front yard. On broomsticks….
Also, why do I have so many brooms??
Brian caught the snitch…in his mouth. You know, like Harry did? (If you haven’t read the books, stop now and do it!)
There were also classes inside the house. I didn’t see them all, but “Potions” was in our room:
I’m glad God gave us these three!