April 24, 2011

Star Wars Parenting

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away……
Or rather several months ago in this galaxy…

My cousin Sarah sent me a link to this video. I think it has a very important mesasge, so please watch it before you read the rest of the post.

I have taken this video to heart and have immersed my Lucy into the “Star Wars” universe.

I have shown her all six of the “Star Wars” movies. She watches and enjoys them, but there are parts of the movies where there just isn’t enough happening to keep a small child’s attention. So I got Lucy her own “Star Wars” movie. It’s an animated CGI movie called “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”. It’s a little faster paced with more action just what a little girl needs to keep her attention.

“Star Wars” is also in fashion at our house, Lucy has several “Star Wars” shirts and Ariane has even gotten in on it as well.

For last Halloween you may recall that Lucy requested we be “Star Wars”, so we went as Jedi Knight and Padawan.

Lucy asked to have a “Star Wars” party this year, so I went all out with table cloths, cups, and plates even a Darth Vader to hang on the door. Lucy’s aunt Liz was nice enough to make an R2-D2 cake for her. I'd also like to thank my friends Marc and Hali for going and buying "Star Wars" shirst for their whole family just for this occasion.

Speaking of Aunt Liz, her and Uncle John gave Lucy some “Star Wars” pancake shapers for this last Christmas. Lucy loves having pancakes shaped like the Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing fighter. How ever she refuses to eat the Tie Fighter saying she doesn’t want to eat the bad guy’s ship. Maybe it doesn’t taste as good, who knows?

While in Disneyland Lucy got to meet some “Star Wars” characters, she thought the Storm Troopers were the best, she said they were funny and were nice to her.
She did not say the same things about Darth Maul, she said he was mean and scary.

Lucy and I enjoy playing “Star Wars together as well. We have light saber fights and she as some of her own action figures, because mine are too nice to let a small child play with.

Lucy thinks it’s great when we play “Star Wars" on the Nintendo. We have the “Lego Star Wars” game for our Wii. Mostly it’s me playing the game while she holds the paddle and jumps around thinking she is playing as well. Hey what ever makes her happy?

Her favorite character is R2-D2. She's really cute when she prettends to be R2 and runs around the house making beeping, whining and whirring noises to try and imitate R2-D2

Her least favorite character is Darth Vader, though Darth Maul seems to be a close second. She refuses to play with the Darth Vader toy, which is then who I usually end up playing with, and has so far tried to throw him away and give him away to other kids. I hang on to him just incase she changes her mind.

I’m doing everything I can to make sure Jar Jar Binks is NOT her favorite character and trying to get her like Darth Vader more then Jar Jar Binks

Judging by the evidence here and I say I'm doing a prett good job of teaching Lucy all about "Star Wars".


Melanie said...

Holy crap! That is freaking awesome. I know that Ross isn't as into Star Wars as I am, and I'm not as into it as you are, but I came to the decision about a year ago that out of all of the movies I've seen, it is the Star Wars movies that are my absolute favorite ever.

Dave said...

Eddie's favorite Star Wars character right now is probably C-3PO. That wouldn't be my first choice, but at least he chose the most annoying character from the original trilogy instead of the prequel trilogy. His top three is rounded out by "White Luke" (from ANH) and "Black Luke" (from ROTJ).

Sarah said...

Way to teach Lucy! She is cute and I think Star Wars is way better than Tinker Bell. Just personal preference.

ScottBoomer said...

Lucys top three is rounded by C3-PO and then Princess Leiha.
Star Wars is way better then Tinkerbell, yes.
Melanie we will have to work on Ross.

Sayyadina said...

Dune is better. It is the master copy! The precursor! It came before and will alway outshine anything George was able to rip off from it.

Do you REALLY hate me now? ;)

ScottBoomer said...

I don't know what "Dune" is, I can only asume that it sucks.
You're on thin ice here, you better be careful about what you post.

ScottBoomer said...

Chelsea I checked into the film you claim “...is better. It is the master copy! The precursor! It came before and will always outshine anything George was able to rip off from it.”
The release dates for the Star Wars movies are, “A New Hope” 1977, “The Empire Strikes Back” 1980, and “Return of the Jedi” 1983. “Dune” was released in 1984. How is it a film that was released one year after the last of the original “Star Wars” trilogy was released is, as you put it, “The precursor!” and “came before” is possible? I don’t know.
Roger Ebert gave Dune 1 star out of 4 and wrote "This movie is a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, unstructured, pointless excursion into the murkier realms of one of the most confusing screenplays of all time." and later named it "the worst movie of the year."
In his 1977 review of “Star Wars”, Roger Ebert called the film "an out-of-body experience", compared its special effects to those of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and opined that the true strength of the film was its "pure narrative". Roger Ebert gave all three movies 4 stars out of 4.