Saturday, February 27, 2010

Star Wars Mania!

It's all Star Wars, all the time around here right now, and I think it's all my fault.

For Christmas, Noah got Lego Star Wars for the Wii from Santa Claus. At first, he didn't want to play it because he thought it was too hard...but as soon as Kendall made that her "new favorite game", he did as kids do and started to take an interest. So the Saturday after Christmas, we were all sitting in the basement, the kiddos were playing Star Wars, and Kendall was explaining the story of Luke Skywalker to Noah...except she didn't really have it quite right, and who could blame her? She had learned it from a stinkin' video game, for goodness sake!

So I pointed out that we had the movies, so we should watch them, if the kids were interested. They seemed to think that was a great idea, so we all snuggled up on the couch, built a fire, turned out the lights, and had a little movie marathon...complete with snacks.

Now, I must share with you that we had never really considered letting Kendall watch the movie before that time. Don't get me wrong...Barry and I LOVE Star Wars!!! But Kendall is very sensitive, and you just never know what will scare her. Sometimes it can be the most random stuff, like Scooby Doo. She hates Scooby Doo!!! It gives her nightmares! Or any movie where an animal is in danger, gets hurt, or is abused in some way...again, nightmares.
But Star Wars??? We just couldn't be sure, so we had erred on the side of caution. Until that Saturday. I guess you could say we threw caution to the wind...

And it was the most fabulous day!!! We watched the first and second movies that day, and the third the next evening. They LOVED it!!! Through the next week, we watched the last three. The kids are now full-blown Star Wars addicts. All they talk about is lightsabers, General Grievous, Count Duku, R2-D2, Annakin, Jar-jar Binks, Yoda, and the like. While on our trip to Disney, they both HAD to have lightsabers...special lightsabers with a Mickey Mouse button. Noah is constantly using "the force". (I wish I could use "the force" to get him to eat!) We watch a Star Wars movie at least every 3 or 4 days. It's really a fun time right now!!! Check out my little Jedis-in-training...


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