Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Boba Fett

Maybe I'm setting Josiah up to be the coolest kid on the block. Maybe I'm setting him up to the be the biggest nerd on the block. I'm stuck between the two. If it wasn't for his love of other kids and his socializing skills, I would go with nerd. I'm contemplating my son's level of nerd because of this:

The kid comes running to me while he's playing Star Wars Lego and says "Boba Fett has to fall in the Great Pit of Carkoon."

Preschooler gibber-jabber? Hardly not. Here's what he's talking about:

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="The Sarlacc Pit in the Return of the Jedi"]The Sarlacc Pit in the Return of the Jedi[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Boba Fett will kick your rear."]Boba Fett will kick your rear.[/caption]
I'm not sure at what age I discovered Star Wars. I know that we had a copy of A New Hope on the end of VHS tape that my Aunt DeeDee made us. I was pretty young and that VHS  included several Gumby shorts before the Star Wars part. I've loved Star Wars for a long time, in high school I was way more open about it. I had a couple shirts, sported an Obi-Wan postcard on my locker. I had a light saber. Don't judge me.  I can feel you all starting to judge me. Gah. That's why I haven't shared my nerdy Star Wars side with the internet... the judgement...

Anywho... I've passed this love of the Wars in Space to Josiah. The kid knows his stuff. He'll even tell you: "Don't get cocky kid!" He was Luke Skywalker for Halloween, we must go look at all the Star Tours merch in Disneyland. We watch the Star Wars Jedi Training Academy when we go. He gets what the hype is about. He can name every major character from every episode. While most kids his age are busy with Mickey Mouse Club House, Josiah is concerned with the Empire.  It's pretty intense.

It's like they say, the force is strong in this one.

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