Monday, November 16, 2009

Help Me Obi-Wan Kenobi! You're My Only Hope!

So, last week during my coccyx debacle, I agreed to babysit my 3-yr old nephew for an entire day. Thursday. From about 8:30 am until 8:30 pm, with a 2 1/2 hr break somewhere in between.

I love my nephew, MP, and my one-yr old son thinks MP is the coolest dude he has ever seen...the absolute greatest thing since Blue's Clues. My son followed MP around everywhere he went, constantly touching him, petting his hair, touching his face, poking his eyes, patting his back. He wanted to play with every toy my nephew was playing with and anything that came out of my nephew's mouth was golden and hilarious to my son.

Soon into the day, I found out my nephew had never seen Star Wars. Which is basically blasphemy in this house. Star Wars is one of the basic commonalities that my husband and I based our relationship on in the beginning. Star Wars and To Kill A Mockingbird. And The Carpenters. And co-dependency. And booze. Anyway, getting off subject here....

So, I slipped in the DVD and off we the Death Star. And eighteen gazillion million ba-billion questions later, we turned it off.

MP: "Is that a bad dude?"

Me: "Yes, his name is Darth Vader."

MP: "Are those bad dudes?"

Me: "Yes, they are storm troopers."

MP: "What are they doing?"

Me: "Shooting their laser guns."

MP: "Lasers...hmmmm...have you ever seen a movie called, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs?"

Me: "No, I haven't."

MP: "Oh. What are those?"

Me: "Those are robots. That is C3PO and that is R2D2."

MP: "What are robots?"

Me: "They are like people because they can walk and talk, but they are machines made out of metal."

MP: "Metal....hmmmm...have you ever seen a movie called, "Mario Kart and Rainbows?"

Me: " I haven't."

MP: "Oh. Who are those people?"

Me: "They are Luke Skywalker's aunt and uncle."

MP: "Are they Star Wars people?"

Me: "Yes."

MP: "Are they in Star Wars?"

Me: "Yes, we are still watching Star Wars, so they are in Star Wars."

MP: "Oh. Can they move?"

Me: "Yes, they are people just like you and me, so they can move."

MP: "Have you ever seen a movie called, "Mario and Luigi?"

Me: "No, I haven't."

MP: "Have you ever seen a movie called, "Star Wars and Car Wars?"

Me: "No, I haven't."

MP: "Oh. Who is that lady?"

Me: "That is Princess Leia. Isn't she pretty?"

MP: "Where is the other lady?"

Me: "What other lady? There is no other lady."

MP: "Yes there is."

Me: "No there isn't."

MP: "Yes there is."

Me: "No, there isn't."

MP: "Oh. Have you ever seen a movie called, "Get up from your nap and take off your pull-up and put on your underwear and pants and go into the kitchen and eat somethin'?"

Me: "No, I haven't. And I think you made that up."

MP: uncontrollable laughter

Needless to say, he lost interest in Star Wars after about three seconds. But, I am happy to report that I was the first to introduce it to him. Not that he will remember, but I will. And that's enough.


  1. That will be the most unusual Star Wars viewing you'll ever have (and probably the shortest too!)

  2. lol How cute is this!! I just love having conversations with little ones...:)

    Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you liked the Mommy Brain poem LOL Boy dod I ever have it and it does not go away as the kids get older, it gets worse. lol

  3. hahaa!!! i love kids!! that's hilarious! but hey, at least you can say that you were the first to show him the movie that will somewhere down the road change his life!! oh yeah, i meant to tell you i did get tested for celiac a while back...i don't have celiac, just gluten allergies...

  4. LOL
    I think we introduced Star Wars to our son before Sesame Street! His room is now a tribute to it in all its glory.

    He sounds like a real precious pants!!!

  5. so cute! is this where i admit that i've yet to see star wars as well?

  6. that's too adorable. Great'll remember the moment and he'll remember you when he finally is old enough to appreciate the movie.

  7. aww kids...that was really really fun..

  8. that's awesome to be the one to introduce him to Star son Luke (yes, part of me loved the name from SW) is totally obessed with it!

  9. Wow! Hubby was just paying Lego Star Wars on Wii! It's a staple here as well!!

  10. Hi there! My name's Camryn and I stumbled across your blog and I can't stop laughing. You are hilarious! Seriously,funny stuff.

    I've been scrolling through your stories...
    F-U-N-N-Y! I wrote a post in october called "This one's for the road"--I think we share the same humor.

    Anyway, I just grabbed your button, thanks for sharing! So glad I stumbled along :)

  11. we are all girls home...far far away from this..

  12. LOL! oh kids!!!
    don't you just love them?! although all those questions can get old. FAST!
    glad to hear you survived!

  13. I have an award for you, come on over and pick it up!! Thanks for making me feel warm and fuzzy when i visit your blog. :)

  14. I actually think I learned more about Star Wars from this blog than I ever knew before! I love every phase, but I have to be honest...I'm not looking forward to the questions!

  15. Hee hee...It's enough to make you want to beat your head on the wall, yes?? The circle conversations I have with my children make me insane.

    This is cute though! My son is just starting to get into Star Wars. Although he likes the "Clone Wars" cartoon better than the "old" movies. :)

  16. Every child needs to be exposed to R2D2!!!


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