call me a weirdo for being a twenty-seven-year-old mom-of-four who's all, ohmywordharryyyyyyypotterrrrrrr! also, call me a weirdo for just now having read them, considering the first one was published - dare i say it - over fifteen years ago. i'm more than a little late on the bandwagon. but on the bandwagon i am, friends. i started reading the first one last wednesday. i am now a quarter of the way through the fourth book. you do the math. (i'd do it, but i'm too busy calculating the current quidditch score and there is no more room for numbers in my head. harryyyyypotterrrrrr!)
other things that have happened whilst i've been too busy reading to notice:
todd went to the dentist and, surprisingly, doesn't need a root canal. the dentist thinks he can resurrect the shards (just typed 'sharts.' whoops. that's not correct.) into a semblance of a tooth! i feel about $600 richer than i did the morning before he left. it's a good feeling.
as an aside, here's a fun fact about the van voorsts: todd doesn't have a single entirely-real tooth. they're all filled, made of porcelain, or made of GOLD. gold teeth! in fact, his six front teeth are fakes. i, on the other hand, have nary even a cavity. however, i have a dead tooth in front from where atticus head-butted me as a toddler, and i have worn braces and a headgear and a gum bandage and a retainer and then more braces and the another gum bandage and then another retainer since i was around seven. you win some, you lose some. and in the game of genetics roulette, i think our kids will probably lose some and then lose some more.
in atticus news, this week he has been pursuing a career as a sword-wielding preacher, and todd and i couldn't be happier. you bring that word of truth, son!
all the boys got haircuts and are looking freshly-shorn and dapper. handsome dans. (handsome den?)
todd got his first picture with all four of the kids (it's surprisingly difficult!):
and as a throwback, i was sorting through last years pictures yesterday, and came across this one of penelope, wearing finn's coat, taken last january:
and to that, finneas says:
have a happy friday, nerds!