Harry Potter Read-aloud Liveblog
I knew to expect it - but I’m honestly shaken by how different my kids’ experience of HP is than mine was. Reading the first three chapters so far to a group of tiny people who were all, at one time, orphans - it’s honestly been hard.
My daughter whose birthmom died last summer has cried for Harry every day, because she understands. My kids who were abused and neglected in foster homes before getting to me are ANGRY about his treatment by the Dursleys in ways that I never was until I became a foster parent. They’re loving and enjoying the book, don’t get me wrong - but there’s hard emotional work for them here that I never had to do as a kid. I’m doing it now, though. I’ve never ever been so desperately excited for Hagrid to come and rescue Harry.