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Since Lily had been born a few months before, Harry was working from home as often as he could manage.  With three children under the age of five, it was just too hard for either he or Ginny to be alone with them all day.  Some days, it was unavoidable, but they managed.

Of course, some days the little terrors were quite distracting.  

“Why can’t I fly?”

“You can.  On your broom.”

“No, on a real broom.  Like yours.  Or mum’s.”

“Because you’re not old enough.”

“Why?”

“Because you’re only four, James.  

“Why?”

“Because that’s how many years old you are!”

“Why?”

“Because you are, James.”

“Why?”

“Because your mother bought new underwear, that’s why.  Now go play with Al.”

“Why?”  

“Because I’m very busy, James!  I love you, but I need to work right now!”

“Why?”

Harry almost screamed in frustration.  He’s only four, he reminded himself.  “See the clock, James?  In one hour, when the little hand is on the nine again, you can bother me all you want.  I’ll play with you boys.  But right now, Daddy needs to work.”

“Okay.”  James darted out of the office.

Harry took his glasses off and rubbed his face.  Small children were many times more exhausting than being head of the Auror department.

Ginny was in the drawing room, listening to the day’s Quidditch game on the WWN and feeding Lily when James ran in.  

“Mum!  Mum!”

“Yes, James?”

“Daddy said I can’t ride the big brooms because you bought new underwear.”

She stared at her son, completely baffled.  Where on Earth did he come up with that?

“Um…well you have your own big-boy sized broom.  Maybe you could ride that.”

“But it doesn’t go high!”

“Well Daddy said no, so the answer is no.  Go get Al and the two of you can play Quidditch in the backyard.  I’ll even come out to watch.”

He glowered.  “When can I ride the Firebolt?”

“When I don’t have new underwear.  Now go ask Al if he wants to play.”  

“Fine…”

As he went upstairs, she turned to their infant daughter.  “What in the name of Merlin does my underwear have to do with flying?  I’ll have to ask Harry about that one.”

Lily gurgled.

“Potter men are strange creatures, Lil.”
Yes, I'm not dead! Just haven't posted in a LONG time. I'm doing the ABC series out of order. Here's Q!

If you didn't get the joke, James is four because Ginny bought new underwear, and then she and Harry had sexytime. Result: James.

This is my "ABCs" series. I got the idea from :iconlariren-shadow:. Her series is on the Last Airbender fandom, and it's pretty funny. Most of these will be funny, but a few will be darker, memories of the war and such.

Most of them will be about the Next Generation, but I may throw a curveball. We'll see how things play out.

If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them, but there are no garuntees I'll be able to bring every idea into it. After all, there are only 26 of these, assuming I stick with it.

Enjoy!!

A is for Arachnid: yellow-tulips.deviantart.com/a…
B is for Bat-Bogey Hex: yellow-tulips.deviantart.com/a…
C is for Crucio: yellow-tulips.deviantart.com/a…
F is for Fight: yellow-tulips.deviantart.com/a…
M is for More: yellow-tulips.deviantart.com/a…
S is for Snitch: yellow-tulips.deviantart.com/a…

Yeah, faving without commenting sucks. Don't do it. You comment, I'll send love. Constructive criticism especially appreciated.
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writingbubble Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
oh and how about "L is for Luna" or "L is for Lovegood"? :3
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
that's not a bad idea.  I've never felt drawn to writing about luna, but that is possible.
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writingbubble Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
well it doesn't necessaryly has to be luna, if you call it 'L is for Lovegood' 
it could be her mom, or her dad, or her children after 19-years  :)
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writingbubble Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
ahahahahahahahaaaaa!!! XD 
me likes! XD
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
glad you liked it!
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writingbubble Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
:heart:
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Awebster7854 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You wrote this?
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
again, of course.
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Awebster7854 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your awesome 
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
thank you
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Awebster7854 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome perhaps you can help me?
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
on what?
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Awebster7854 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A book 
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
could you be more specific?
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ChibiAyane Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*giggles*
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
glad i made you giggle :)
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ChibiAyane Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And thank you for doing so! I needed it!
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deathpuppet13 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
poor ginny
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
hahaha yeah, james is trouble
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deathpuppet13 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
just like the first ;)
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foreverconstellation Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
hahaahah why becuases mummy bought new underwear sooooooooooo funny love this
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
hahaha thanks!! i had quite a chuckle writing it. it's probably bad form to laugh at your own joke, but whatever.
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foreverconstellation Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
hahah no way i do this all the time and my friends are just like Rhi rhi what is wrong with you !!!
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe, this was so funny!! I like how well you've depicted the funny associations kids sometimes do with the information you give them XD
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yellow-tulips Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Thanks!! I have a 3 year old niece, so I draw a lot of my material from her :)
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can imagine that XD
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