Earlier this year, Chris introduced Noah and Henry to Star Wars, much to my chagrin. I remember being trapped in a movie theatre in 1977 with my brother and my mom when Star Wars was shown on the big screen. My brother was glued to his seat in a state of bliss. Towards the end of the movie, I crouched on the floor of the theatre, shielding my eyes from Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker. I just couldn't take it.
My brother still owns the Star Wars watch with the blue band that he wore as a kid. I believe C-3PO and R2-D2 appeared on the watch face, while they stood in the desert.
My second grade teacher read a Star Wars book aloud to our class. It was pure torture.
Earlier this week, I took the boys to the library, and we had no luck finding Revenge of the Sith, the last Star Wars movie that was released. We had to seek help from the librarian. She asked if we had looked in the youth DVD section. I said that's where we looked because that's what the call number indicated.
She said, "Have you looked in the Star Wars section?"
"Where is that?" I asked. My eyes were wide as saucers.
She led us to the collection of Star Wars movies and books. I couldn't help but think it was a violation of the Dewey Decimal System. We left the library with this pile:
Henry came home from school with a pillow he had made in art class. Guess who's on the front?
Henry brought home a book of bound poetry from his second grade class. He has a fabulous teacher who asked students to decorate the cover.
But that's not all. Henry made a keychain at school Friday. Wonder if the TIE fighter keys will fit on this ring?
Earlier this week at school, I helped with new students who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall. I met a nice little boy whose name is Anakin. (Seriously, I can't make this up!)
Last week, Henry told a few jokes at the school variety show for his classmates. He said he didn't get a lot of laughs with his first joke. He thought of the joke himself. (Can you believe it?) I told him it wouldn't make sense to students who didn't know a lot about Star Wars.
Even Weird Al (loved by the entire family) sings about Star Wars. We often hear this one while I'm driving the van. In the video below, Weird Al sings while Legos show how the story unfolds. (Henry loves Legos.)
As Yoda would say, "Star Wars obsession you have. It passes soon, I pray."