I’m sure if you have kids, you’ve had some pretty awesome car-talks! And, no doubt a lot of arguments and refereeing has gone on! Sometimes there is more listening than talking. But, I love that there’s also a lot of laughing! I have found that a lot of connecting time happens in our minivan. I like being the mom that gives kids rides home. When the van is filled with my kids and their friends, I love hearing all the funny conversations that come from a car full of teenagers!
Today I had three teens (Son, Daughter, and Friend) and here’s what we laughed about…
Scooby Doo and Hogwarts
Recently, at a writing class I’m going to, the assignment was to choose any two people – real or fiction – from any time-frame and write what the dialogue between them might be if they met. As I was thinking about it, my mind wandered – as it does – and I found myself wondering about what it would be like if the Scooby Doo gang went to Hogwarts! It makes me smile just thinking about Shaggy and Scooby pulling up in the boats as first years. Ruh Roh!
Shaggy and Scooby would be shaking in their shoes as the sorting hat decided their fate! Of course, Fred, Velma and Daphne wouldn’t be scared. They would be excited! Spooky old castle, ghosts – right up their alley! But which houses would the Sorting Hat put them in??
So, I went to the experts on this – my kids – and asked which house they would sort the Scooby Doo gang into. What a funny discussion this was! I’m sure the Friend thinks we’re a little off, but that’s ok!
- Gryffindor – What’s important: bravery, loyalty, courage, daring, chivalry…but, a lot of times will act before thinking things through!
- Hufflepuff – What’s important: hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty! They tend to avoid danger if possible.
- Ravenclaw – What’s important: curiosity and love of learning, wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness, and value a good mystery!
- Slytherin – What’s important: cunning, pride, resourcefulness, ambitious, intelligence and determination!
The Sorting Hat
So, what do you think? Which Hogwarts House would you sort Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby Doo into?
Here’s what we came up with:
Fred – My Daughter thought Fred should be a Hufflepuff, but the rest of us thought Fred should be a Gryffindor! He’s brave and courageous, but doesn’t always look before leaping!
Velma – No discussion needed, Velma’s a Ravenclaw! While she is brave and loyal, I think above all she values learning and figuring out a good mystery!
Shaggy/Scooby – We decided this duo (and we had to put them together) were pretty much Hufflepuffs. Loyalty is definitely one of their strong attributes! But, they would rather run from danger than to it! And, we figured they would probably be friends with all the house elves in the kitchen 🙂
Daphne – She got the most discussion! My Son thought Daphne would be a good Ravenclaw because she is smart, whereas the Friend thought she would be a Gryffindor because she is brave. I thought she would be a good Slytherin because she’s is very resourceful and cunning (and a bit prideful). In the end, after a fair amount of discussion, we decided to put Daphne in the Slytherin house.
What do you think? Did we sort them fairly?
Regardless, it made for a fun discussion! Enjoy your own minivan musings and remember, take the time to have fun and silly conversations with your kids! Laugh, listen and love!
Wishing you Happy Reading & Great Adventures!
Becki is the author and founder of A Book Lover’s Adventures. She has a degree in elementary education, has worked and volunteered in libraries for years, and spent several years in the travel industry. All of this has led to a love of books and travel. Becki loves to share her love by finding literary escapes to share!