It hasÂ been 9Â years since the last Harry Potter book hit the stands, and this Sunday as the clock strikes 11 :30 pm, Â Potter mania will grip the world once again asÂ Harry Potter And The Cursed Child goes on sale inÂ bookstores across India. Well, if you are a 90’s kid, the chances are that you too grew up reading or watchingÂ Harry Potter and enjoyed practising magic spells in front of the mirror. Time fliesÂ and the once ardent readers turned parents. But what if some of these spells were real in our parenting world, so you couldÂ solve everyday parenting issues just by waving a magical wand! Dream no further! KSP gets you this crazy list that you wish were true in our lives! Potterheads unite!
Here are 10 Â Harry Potter spells and charms that parents wish were true!
1. Muffliato– used to distract people nearby (or those to whom the wand is directed) from hearing ourÂ conversations.
For all those times when you avoidedÂ discussing a topic with your spouse because you didn’t want your kids to know about it , the muffliato spell would work just like messaging your spouse on a private chat without using a mobile phone. Won’t that be just WOW!
2. Silencio – used to silence something immediately.
It’s not easy working fromÂ homeÂ when you have kidsÂ around, especially when locking yourself in a room is the only way to attend those important conference calls. For all those times,Â using this charm would be like putting everythingÂ in your background on mute and no longer having to face embarrassing moments during crucial office calls.
3. AlohomoraÂ – a charm that unlocks and opens doors and windows.
This spell would beÂ every mom’s lifesaver when she forgets to take the house keys while rushing to drop the kids to school or times when she just simply can’t locate the car keys in her bag. Perfect for moms who have multiple things on their mind.
4. Confundus charm – makes the victim follow simple orders without thinking much.
For all those times when you begged your kids to clear up the mess in their room and they refused to listen, Â you Â would reallyÂ wish this spellÂ was for real.
5. Reparo- Used to repair broken or damaged objects
Worried about those scratches on your costly laptop or the smartphone easily slipping out of your kid’s hands for the umpteenth time? Fret no more. All you would have to say is oculus reparo-Â and ta da! everything is back to normal!
6.Caterwauling Charm-used to produce an alarm if there is some disturbance in the vicinity.
If you are living in a nuclear family, using this charm would mean you would no longer have to worry about your kids’ safety. This spell would work just like a CCTV surveillance camera which detects intruders and sounds an alarm.
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7. Piertotum Locomotor – the spell causes the named object to rise in the air and move around at the will of the caster.
Wow! This spell makes walking around with the baby so much easier! No more strollers in crowded malls or chugging along the baby in your aching arms! Yippee!
8. Quietus – a spellÂ used to quieten sounds.
That moment when you are in a movie hall and your 3-year-old refuses to talk softly. You don’t expect the kid to know etiquette at such a tender age, but you could use this charm to shushhh your babbling child when most needed!
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9. Obliviate-erase the memory of a particular event
This spell could be your only shield when you are out shopping with kids and they spot that expensive shopÂ and remember your earlier promise to buyÂ their favourite toy. Use this charm and watch your child walk away as if nothing happened. Phew!
10. Accio – used to cause an object at a distance to fly into the spell-caster’s arms.
Moms are great at multitasking! Be it surfing the net or checking e-mails when breastfeeding or online shopping while cookingÂ – you name it, we do it! How great would it be to summon an object and instruct it to fall right in your arms instead of having to walk all over? Accio iPhone!
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