Saturday, October 30, 2010

Welcome to Platform 9 3/4

We have entered, no, re-entered, the universe of Harry Potter.

Our dinnertime conversation tonight:

Emma Lucy: Do you know how many sickles are in a galleon?

Isaac (without missing a beat): Seventeen.

Me: How did you know that?

Isaac: Mom! I read it.

Me: And you just remembered it?

Isaac (shrugging): Well, yeah.

Emma Lucy: But do you know how many knuts are in a sickle?

Isaac: Twenty-five.*

Emma Lucy: And how many knuts in a galleon?

etc., etc., etc.

*Those of you who are true Harry Potter fans will have already caught the error. There are 29 knuts to a sickle. Of course.

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