Three boys and no Star Wars kids! I do not think my kids would last long if Anakin Skywalker were their father. I try time and time again to get them interested by skipping to only the light saber duels but to no avail. My seven-year-old once told me he hates Star Wars. Well buddy, Steve from Minecraft cannot force choke anybody or use force lightning, so I am not too impressed there either.
Inside Wal-Mart last weekend getting toys and my oldest got a red, Darth Vader light saber. He then decided to put it back so he could use the money instead to get more DLC for Minecraft. I told him to get the sword, but he is obviously a Sith and deals only in absolutes. I got it instead for myself because the Sith Lord’s weapon is very special to me. He did not understand what I meant until later that night.
Later that night I showed him a video on my Facebook of his recently deceased dog Cara. His very first pet. It was a happy video in first person view of me calling her “c’mon girl.” As she ran up to me with a cheesy dog grin on her face, in the bottom right of the screen you see me pull out a red-light saber and turn it on with the sound and everything. She freaked out and took off faster than a Jawa with an Imperial droid! Now he knew that Vader’s force instrument was not just a plaything but held sentimental value for me now.
Rest in peace Cara and May the 4th be with you.