Am I allowed to say that I like Harry Potter more than I like Star Wars? My boys are kind of obsessed with both and I try to be neutral, but I can't help myself. If they want me to read a Star Wars book to them, I make up an excuse as to why I can't. But if they want to read some Harry Potter, I'll tote that book anywhere with me....I'll read it while they bathe, at a restaurant, before bed, on the potty....you get the idea.
I recently learned that quidditch has been adopted by many universities as a legitimate sport. I've YouTubed (is that a real verb?) some of the matches to show the kids. It's kind of hysterical watching grown adults running around on broomstick, which obviously don't fly on their own so they have to hold them with one hand, which makes the whole art of the sport rather awkward.
Somehow, my parents got wind of this new sport before I did and through some random connection, they met someone who markets or distributes the quidditch brooms to players. He was kind enough to send one over to the boys! It's really just about the coolest thing! Doodlebop was very hesitant to board it the first time asking, "does it really fly?"
I sewed this wizard robe for them to wear while they ride around on their broom.
If you're interested, here are a few videos of actual University quidditch matches. I think they lobbied to be in this year's Olympics, but were denied. Maybe in four more years???
Here's UCLA playing
And the quidditch world cup!!