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8 Signs Your Kid Will Probably Get a Letter from Hogwarts

If you’re a giant nerd like me, you’re probably hoping that some time right before your kid’s eleventh birthday, he or she will be receiving that super-special letter inviting them to Hogwarts. Alas, it’s too late for my 12-year-old twins, but hope springs eternal for my 9-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son.

Even if you’re not a huge fan of Harry Potter, you may have noticed certain things your baby, toddler, or child does that are just mystifying. Like, how exactly do they get the bathroom quite that disgusting? Answer: magic. Dark, evil magic.

And you know how your kid basically tortures that cat with love and yet the cat has not killed her (yet)? Also magic. For example, my friend Lydia from Rants from Mommyland has a little girl, “Mini,” who she often refers to as a Cupcake Baked by the Devil. Mini loves their cat a lot and wonders why the cat is so angry. I think a letter from Hogwarts will explain quite a bit about Mini. (Oh, and good luck when she’s sorted into houses, Lydia.)

Take a look and see if magic might explain a lot about your child, too!

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    8 Signs Your Kid Will Probably Get a Letter From Hogwarts - Babble

    The only real question is, which House will your kid be sorted into? I bet you already have your suspicions. 

  • 1. You get this onesie set at your baby shower. 2 of 9
    Signs Your Kid Will Probably Get a Letter From Hogwarts - Babble

    Note: only indicates your child will be getting into Hogwarts if this is delivered by owl. Otherwise, probably just indicates that your friends know what a giant nerd Potterhead you are. In either case, you can find complete DIY instructions for the onesie at Raegun Ramblings, and you can purchase the ruffled diaper cover in your choice of colors at her Etsy shop.

    (Photo Credit: Raegun Ramblings)

  • 2. You realize your kid is a parselmouth. 3 of 9
    Signs Your Kid Will Probably Get a Letter from Hogwarts - Babble

    Duuuude. My 13-month-old niece is totally a Parselmouth. I think she actually opened the safety latches on the kitchen cabinets by hissing at them. Although she also does this cool Darth Vader voice sometimes, which is especially epic when you're out at a grocery store or something. Nothing quite like the look on an old lady's face when the baby responds to "Oh, aren't you a precious little pumpkin!" with Darth Vader breathing.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • 3. Your kid is always strutting about the castle. 4 of 9
    Signs Your Kid Will Probably Be Getting a Letter from Hogwarts - Babble

    If your kid makes a sandcastle and then struts around it every time, he might be getting a letter from Hogwarts soon.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • 4. Terrible things keep happening in the bathroom. 5 of 9
    Signs Your Kid Will Probably Be Getting a Letter from Hogwarts - Babble

    Ugh, I am positive all four of my kids are getting into Hogwarts. And possibly also my husband.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • 5. That last family stomach virus might have actually been a slug charm. 6 of 9
    Signs Your Kid Will Probably Be Getting a Letter From Hogwarts - Babble

    Seriously, that could not have just been a virus. There was some dark magic going on there. 

    (Photo Credit: Rotten Tomatoes)

     

  • 6. For some reason, the mail comes on Sundays now. 7 of 9
    Signs Your Kid Will Probably Be Getting a Letter from Hogwarts - Babble

    Is your house the only one on the block that gets mail on Sunday? Does the "mailman" sometimes accidentally slip the mail in through the chimney instead of the letter slot? Be sure to keep an eye out near your kid's eleventh birthday.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • 7. Has that special pet name for her baby brother. 8 of 9
    Signs Your Kid Will Probably Be Getting a Letter from Hogwarts - Babble

    Did your child suggest that an "Undesirable No. 1" poster would make an appropriate birth announcement for her baby brother? Hmm.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • 8. Your kid can make animals do things, without training them. 9 of 9
    Signs Your Kid Will Probably Be Getting a Letter from Hogwarts - Babble

    If you come home and find your cat looking at you like this, your toddler might be the heir of Slytherin. Sorry 'bout that.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

Read more from Joslyn on Babble and at her blog, stark. raving. mad. mommy. You can also follow Joslyn on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

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