Thursday, July 19, 2012
From Julys Gone By
I've never re-posted before, but I liked prompt #5: recycle a favorite post from July of any year you've been blogging over at Mama's Losin' It! I had a hard time picking my favorite but my daughter narrowed it down to the top 8, then the top 4, then the top 2, and finally, the top one.
From July 30, 2009, "I Want To Be Mrs. Weasley."
I recently took a quiz on Facebook (yes, that horrible place has sort of sucked me in) to see which Harry Potter character I am.
I am Ron Weasley. I'll take it because I love Ron and his whole family, but who I really want to be is Mrs. Weasley.
Mrs Weasley takes the prize. She takes in Harry as one of her own, giving him presents at Christmas, sharing what little their large family has with a friend of her son's. She's still in love with her husband, even when he does silly things that exasperate her. She's not afraid to send her boys a howler if they deserve it.
Then in the fight of good and evil, she does not hesitate to fight for good, no matter what. Sure, she worries for her kids, and sure, having Harry Potter hang around puts everyone in danger, but she does not hesitate. One son works for the wrong side, one son gets badly mauled by a werewolf, one son loses his ear, and in the final battle one son dies.
And through it all, she knows it is better to lose on the side of good, then give in to evil. You've got to admire that kind of dedication.
Plus, when she gets down to the final battle and sees Bellatrix fighting with Ginny Weasley, Mrs Weasley becomes a mother bear. My favorite line in the whole books is: "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!"
Needless to say, Mrs Weasley wipes the floor with Bellatrix and that should be a lesson to all. Don't poke a mother bear. She's fearless, ferocious, and only has one goal: protect her cub.
I quite like that.