The Maeng family were about as perfect as the nuclear muggle family could get. The father, Hugo, worked in a decent office job and the mother, Amalia, was a renowned nurse in their small town. Their two children, Michael and Ella, were hardworking students, known for their optimism and work-ethic. Everything was perfect and smooth until Amalia fell pregnant with an unexpected third child when it was previously thought that she had reached the menopausal age. The family welcomed the pregnancy with open arms, each child excited about having a new, younger sibling to play with and in nine months, the bouncing baby boy named Harvey was welcomed onto the scene.
At first, there seemed nothing amiss with the infant; he acted just like his elder siblings had, was just as ordinary as them and, in general, showed no signs of difference. Although mysterious events seemed to find their way to Harvey his parents never thought that he was the cause of them. How could they? They wouldn't expect that the reason their vase of flowers was levitating was down to their five year-old, nor would they have guessed that the splintering of an apple tree at the bottom of their garden was the result of Harvey being frustrated with his toys. They, for the most part, took it as crazy chance and left it at that. Though some things like the breaking of a glass or two could aptly be blamed on Harvey, he got away with most of the magical things largely because his parents just didn't see them.
Harvey's first, true magical experience came at the age of eight. It was more than levitating glasses or the splintering of trees when feeling intense rage; this magical experienced happened under calm circumstances and was one that his parents witnessed. As the family were watching television, one of Harvey's favourite cartoons came on. In excitement, as he clapped to the song, the TV itself would move and stop when Harvey did. It took a few tries of it happening for his parents to truly realise what was going on and the connection between it and Harvey but, when they realised, things made a little more sense. Though, in the past, they hadn't wanted to attribute the weird happenings with their youngest child, the physical evidence before them allowed them to collect a lot of missing dots that, for years, were left unanswered. As muggles, neither of them particularly knew about the wizarding lifestyle but Amalia had a suspicion that Harvey would be like her estranged great-uncle who, despite all odds, was still alive years after he should've passed. Neither were horrified but to say they were happy would be far from the truth. They dealt with it, wondering what Harvey was.
Their answers came when Harvey's letter of acceptance to Hogwarts came through the post. In the mist of choosing a muggle senior school for him, the letter revealed that Harvey was a wizard and that the education he could undertake would be vastly different from what his elder siblings had - just reading the list of things he had to take had confused Hugo and Amalia enough to finally make contact with her great-uncle who, surprisingly for them, seemed more than happy to explain the basics. In the span of a week, Hugo and Amalia had gone from knowing nothing about magic kind to researching about them, experiencing The Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley to help Harvey buy his supplies and even told him that, no matter the house he was sorted in, they'd be proud. Fresh faced and doe-eyed, Harvey is ready to learn all the spells he can so he can impress his parents back home.