One of the many childhood stories that have made it into our family memory vault of fame, is the one where my lovely big sister (Tammy) took me into her room and successfully convinced me she was The Grand, High Witch - from Roald Dahl's The Witches. What can I say? She was THAT convincing! And she had that poem ("Down vith children...!"), down, by heart.
I recently walked in on a scene between Maggie and Ana which evoked the memory of that childhood moment..
I just started writing it out, and realised I already wrote it on my family blog back when it happened, so here's a copy+paste from that :)
The Tiger is Coming to GET YOU!!!
This made me laugh so much the other day - I walked into the living area after feeding Stanley-James and Ana was holding her doll Jenny, hiding in the corner of the room behind the couch and the floor cushion.
Why was she hiding you ask?
Across the room, Maggie was standing on a chair, and with great authority and enthusiasm she was admonishing Ana and Jenny to stay there at any cost, because 'The tiger is coming to GET YOU!!!!'
Maggie's speech went on for quite some time...
...and Ana obediently sat in the corner, cuddling her doll.
I'm getting a little bit of 'Grand High Witch' de javu, Tammy.... :)