Sunday, May 16, 2010

When we play Harry Potter Clue

I realized today why it takes us so long to play a board game….This is our family, playing Harry Potter Clue. Today,  I was Ron, Katie was Ginny, Mary was Neville, Patrick was Harry, and Buddy was Hermione.  Luna Lovegood was taken prisoner by the Death Eaters. 

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Patrick balancing his pencil which reads, Barium Colbalt Einstein Koolaid.

Our task was to find out who took Luna ( was it Draco, Peter Pettigrew, Belitrix, etc),
where they did it (Potions room, or the Great Hall, or the Room of Requirement….etc,) and with what (Vanishing Cabinet, Impedimenta, Mandrake…etc,) 

How are we doing?

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Buddy’s first suspicion was the Butler (aka Peter Pettigrew), in the Bird House (Owlery)with the broken Shoe Phone (the Portkey).  Right about here, I think, Buddy asked about Autism and how I think he and Katie got it.    (he has started to ask questions about it)  Looking back, Buddy is inoculation induced, becoming more so evident as time went on, with the 5-year shots taking him over the edge completely.   Katie was born with it. The older Buddy gets, the more social, and “normal” he becomes.  I am considering this from the perspective of the more he ages beyond his shots,  the more “normal” he becomes.  I talked about a revelation I received about the two of them and their DIFFabilities.harry potter clue 003

Oh, here we are actually playing the game and….

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…Waiting for the cat to finish her turn….

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Patrick considered Lucius Malfoy in the Great Hall with the Mandrake. 

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How we ended up here, I will never know….I think it was my turn on the board.

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Oh, good heavens!

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Katie spent most of the time laughing her head off.

We spent most of the time laughing, telling jokes, talking about the future, Autism, missions, and played a little of the game.  We lost. Luna was toast.


  1. 'Wecom. We like to fiddle around and have learned to be flexible in all that we do. Playing a straight game just will not do for us. *;-.)