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I love stories about children, especially when they portray children as the smart, perceptive beings they are. And even more when they give their parents a hard time because at some point us adults are too confined by all the technicalities. Albus here is just full on adorable. And I admire that you touch upon magical kids getting a bit of basic education before Hogwarts. I also like that it's Harry doing that because there's nothing I like more than not conforming to sterotypical gender roles.
Omg I’ve never seen a story like this, drabble or not! We don’t really see much of wizarding children doing “normal” schoolwork, but it’s kinda an elephant in the room that there are hugs gaps in their basic education. So I like that you kind of address that here by showing Harry help his son with math! And in a very cute way too!!
I have feels about Harry raising his family in Godric’s Hollow - it’s both sweet and a bittersweet reference to what he’s missed, but that’s got to feel kind of like how Harry feels about having a family.
BAHA Albus out-logiced Harry there for sure. He’s not wrong, and he considered the question with more context and depth that Harry expected XD A+ math.
This was such a cute and sweet little story, capturing the humor, fluff, and sense of the character’s really well. It was fun to read!
Hi Brax, I thougt I'd check out your newest story.
I always find that drabbles are hard to write as they are so bires and you really need to find a small moment that works well. I thought that you did well here in choosing an everyday moment (helping a kid study) and making a twist in it. I like the child logic (this is a theory of mind problem, hehe) that James has loads of toys so he cannot solve a task when James only has four, as that is unimaginable. I suppose this is a math problem that they are solving for a Muggle math class, as the child logic indicates pre-Hogwarts age. I never thought of how the Potter kids were educated, do you think they went to Muggle school? Or were they home educated? (that would also fit this story).
To be honest I expected Albus to say that James would retain all four toys, as he would throw a tandrum upon niticing his missing toys and get them back. But I admit his (your ;)) solution is better.
I also like the idea that they live in Godric's Hollow, I've read that in so many place that I'm not even sure now that it's cannon or not :)