I was at the meeting last night and the dreadful video about Caleb and Sparlock was forced upon the audience. Honestly, I had forgotten how bad it was. The mother's manipulative over-reaction and Caleb's acceptance that his toy was evil. There was nothing about Sparlock except his designation as a warrior-wizard to set the mother off like that. "Magic" was HER word and so what?
I commented to my wife how silly it seemed to be coming down so hard on a boy's imagination, and she explained to me how the toy was a promotional toy for the whole Sparlock tv series and movie that is full of wizardry and witchcraft! There is no such series or movie. I told her that I didn't think there was any such thing and she said, " what, do you think they would just make it up?"
I hope she figures it out today, but I know that she'll just slide it over into the Harry Potter file. I think I want the T-Shirt.