My eleven-year-old Optimist Prime is a huge Harry Potter fan, having finished the series for the fifth time just last week. If you’re familiar with the series, you know that eleven is the age Harry received a letter informing him he wasn’t an ordinary human (muggle) but was a wizard who had been accepted to attend the wizarding school Hogwarts.
My wife is traveling throughout Europe now, and I’ve asked if she can post the following letter from England:
of WITCHCRAFT and WIZARDRY
Headmaster: Albus Dumbledore
(Order of Merlin, First Class, Grand Sorc., Chf. Warlock, Supreme Mugwump, International Confed. of Wizards)
Dear Mr. Johnson,
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Although your parents and brother are wizards, and we’ve learned you’re only a squibb of non-magical abilities, we still wanted you to feel included and are prepared to offer you a position on staff working in the kitchen and assisting Hagrid in maintenance of the grounds.
The hours will be long, but if you work hard you’ll be rewarded with the occasional excursion outside the castle–like the opportunity to watch your little brother play quidditch when he later attends Hogwarts.
Term begins on September 1. We await your owl by no later than July 31.
What do you think? Funny story he’ll be able to tell the rest of his life? Or too mean?
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