I don’t much care for the “Elf on the Shelf” idea, products, or books. They’ve always struck me as rather petty, somewhat mean, and not really great parenting, so I got a big laugh when I found this, especially since I’ve always been something of a “cat” person and this cat looks a bit like our Bellatrix.
This, next, one isn’t a pun (you may be glad to discover), and I hasten to admit that I’ve never been THIS much of a disaster in the kitchen, although I have never really claimed to be a suitable “chef” for anyone except myself. Still, I did think this was appropriately silly.
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
— Nelson Mandela
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic; capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”
― Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows