Bloganuary – Day 18

What book is next on your reading list?

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Cressida Cowell’s The Wizards of Once series.

I have no idea what this story is about, but I loved How to Train Your Dragon and I’m not ashamed to say I enjoy reading stories written for children. I’m a big kid at heart anyway.

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I tottled off to the movie theatre all by myself to watch the third movie in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise. I think it may have been during the school holidays a few years ago now and, on that particular day, there were grandparents galore escorting their grandchildren. A little girl standing behind me (I think she might have been five years old), asked her grandmother, “Nana, where’s that ladies grandchild?” Her Nana said, “Maybe she doesn’t have any.”

I turned around and said that was true. That I had lovely children, but no grandchildren. Though, I went on to say, I hoped to be someone’s Nana one day.

The little girl seemed perplexed that I was going to watch a cartoon movie, so I told her I loved cartoons and was so excited to find out what Hiccup and Toothless were up to now.

When we entered the theatre, that little girl followed where I was going and sat herself down between me and her Nana. I asked her all sorts of questions and we chatted and giggled a bit before the movie started.

[Small Spoiler Alert] As the story of Hiccup and Toothless drew to its inevitable conclusion, I found it extremely sad and sat there crying quietly – or so I thought – but my tears weren’t oblivious enough and a little hand reached over and patted mine.

(My glasses are fogging up now just thinking about it.)

It was the sweetest, dearest thing for a five-year-old to offer me a little bit of comfort because the movie we were watching made me cry.

I’ve no doubt The Wizards of Once will leave its mark indelibly etched on my heart too.

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Author: Clare

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