Catching up

with my daughter.

Two Christmases ago, I thought that we had the ultimate gift for her.  Wandering through a Coles store, we saw a Trivial Pursuit version of Harry Potter.

Now, chances are, you don’t know my daughter but I’m here to tell you that she’s into everything Harry Potter.  Read the books, saw the movies, dresses as characters during the appropriate events, researches everything Harry Potter, …

She flipped when she opened the present and quickly was into doing what you should never do with Trivia Pursuit – read all the cards and then the answers.

  • that’s easy
  • everyone knows that
  • that occurred in this novel
  • saw that in the movie

Well, it kept her busy for a while.  She still goes through them periodically but doesn’t play them with her equally as obsessed friends because it’s too easy…  Well, I tried.

This morning, though, there’s another thing bound to catch her attention.  I know that it caught mine.

Google’s Arts and Culture application is featuring a Harry Potter:  History of Magic.

HarryPotter

The collection of stories is extremely interesting.

After scrolling through the opening page, I started to plan where I’d start reading and it wasn’t top down.  This story – Ten Strange Things You Didn’t Know About the History of Magic was the clear winner.

Google Arts and Culture is an incredible resource for things and I find it indispensable when I’m waiting for things.  Instead of mindlessly scrolling my way through Instagram, I take the time to read articles and, hopefully, become smarter.

I know and fully admit that I will never “Catch up” to my daughter.  But, it’s fun trying

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2 thoughts on “Catching up

  1. I’m with the above commenter – and I may now actually be provoked into checking out Google Arts and Culture. Off to direct message the link to the biggest Potter-ite I know. And by the way, no one will play Trivial Pursuit (the normal kind) with me, because I spent far too long reading the cards in high school. My kids beat me easily in the Star Wars (original trilogy) version, though.

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