Then one Saturday afternoon (after having seen 'Cello Wars' about a hundred times), my oldest son said, "Mom, can we watch 'Star Wars' today?" The big thing about this is that my kids had never seen 'Star Wars.' Don't get me wrong. We own all 6 episodes, plus a couple of DVD's full of 'extras.' All their cousins watch it. Their friends talk about it at school. But they have never shown the desire to watch it. I have offered to put it on for them on several occasions, and they refused, worried it might be 'too scary,' or that they just weren't 'old enough' to watch it (regardless of my explaining that it is rated PG). So this time, when they were asking, I said yes. We watched 'A New Hope' together.
|C-3PO and R2-D2 with another C-3PO|
|Two Light Sabers and a 'Jedi Training Ball'|
What 'Star Wars' collection is complete without a light saber or two? I asked them why they made their Light Sabers red. They said "Because that's the color we have the most of." Although, the Saber is not much longer than the handle. I'm sure they could have switched them. But you just don't stomp on an artist's creation.
|Two 'Storm Troopers'|
Of course there have to be Storm Troopers. This is what they came up with. I think they look rather menacing.
Here is a close-up of R2-D2. I think this was a clever little design. Unfortunately there were only enough wheels to make one. So we only have one R2 unit. But he sure is cute!
And now, for the video that spawned all the 'Star Wars'-ing in my house. Please enjoy. And may the Force be with you.