Monday, October 12, 2009

A Conversation About Star Wars

ME: Jake, this weekend your dad is taking you a place where they have Star Wars characters. Isn't that cool?

JAKE: Mom, you know they're just pretend right. You know the Star Wars characters aren't real, right?

ME: Oh, yes. I do know that honey.

JAKE: Just checking.

ME: It's still cool to meet them though, right? [Hoping he's not completely jaded, because for God's sake he's not even SIX. What's next? Santa?]

JAKE: Yes, totally.


Jake returns from visiting Star Wars characters.

ME: Oh, so you met Mace Windu and a Clone Trooper?

JAKE: Yeah, it was so cool.

ME: Did you know that Mace Windu is the Baddest Jedi in the Planet? [Mace Windu is played by Samuel L. Jackson.]

JAKE: He's not bad, Mom.

ME: He's baaaaad.

JAKE: No, he's not.

ME: When it comes to Mace Windu, bad means good.

JAKE: Huh? [Child looks at me, perplexed]

How do you explain to child that Mace Windu is the Baddest Motherfucking Jedi on the Planet?


  1. My ss would LOVE that place! Last year, he was Commander Fox and my husband was Jango Fett for Halloween...they are sort-of obsessed.
    Not sure I would explain the bad ass mofo thing wars morality issues get so complicated!

  2. It was actually at the Pottery Barn Kids in the mall near our house. - some sort of marketing thing. Sounds like your family is as star wars obsessed as mine. My 7-month-old baby girl is going to be yoda for halloween!

  3. Okay, I'm not into Star Wars, but that picture is so cute! He looks like he's in his glory.


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