There are lots of things to be sad about with this corona thing, but a serious silver lining over here is sisters.
Oh man do I ever love these lovely ladies.
One of my favorite things during this whole quarantine has been listening/watching them hype Lucy up about Harry Potter.
You see, that little series is one of Elle’s very favorites.
Lucy had banned it long ago, when we were walking the streets of Japan (a side trip when we lived in China). She had been reading as we walked along, her nose deep in her book, and had smacked right into a street sign pole.
Ok, that’s not really when she warded off all the remaining Harry Potter books, but it sure cemented a funny Harry Potter memory in our family memory hall of fame. Ha!
Anyway, as long as we were all quarantined, Elle decided she was going to try to muster up some Harry Potter love in that little sister of hers. And when there’s a will, there’s a way (especially when that will is filled with love). Even with the likes of Lucy, who could, by the way, probably win a blue ribbon for being stubborn.
Gradually as Elle talked it up Lucy got a little more interested. And then when they snuggled down on the couch and read the first couple chapters, forget about it. Lucy was hooked.
This picture below may be one of my favorite images ever, mostly because Lucy hasn’t read a real paper and ink book for a couple of years. She can’t see the words well enough and it’s frustrating for her. But that girl was into that thing enough that when Elle had to leave, she was determined to keep going.
Roped Claire into reading some with her too…
…and that was double happy for my mama heart.
They couldn’t stop even when we went to wave from the car to our newest missionary cousin who arrived home:
Elle always needed the rundown of what was going on, and kept reading with her intermittently.
Lucy sure appreciated these sisters!
Notice that the choice of clothing doesn’t change much, yet Lucy is now in BOOK 4. Those pineapple pajamas are mostly her clothing of choice…oh and that red striped shirt. She can’t see the need to branch out much these days!
I am a sentimental girl, so this image really got me:
More reading but this time with our “reading-stance-of-choice” for all of my kids’ growing up years. They knew I would read longer if they tried out all kinds of new hairstyles in my hair.
Grace didn’t get too into the Harry Potter reading gig, had her own homework up to her eyeballs, but she was around feeling the vibes too.
Nothing like sisters.
And also, nothing like Harry Potter 😉