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Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Star Wars Gene


I knew from the moment that I agreed to marry Steve that Star Wars would be a big part of my life from then on. I knew this because I spent the first blissful hours of engagement watching Star Wars: Episode 2 at IMAX. It was my own fault. I was trying to be practical and suggested that we get the tickets early so we would be guaranteed our seats. Little did I know that Steve was going to propose within half an hour of the ticket purchase and I would HAVE to watch it when I would rather spend the rest of the evening being sappy. Anyway...

I knew that eventually Steve's affinity for Star Wars would rub off on Joseph. I imagined him sitting with Steve about 10 years from now watching the movies enthusiastically, after much encouragement from Steve. Well, it took no effort at all, Joseph did it all on his own.

We had dinner at my inlaw's house tonight and after we were done, Episode 1 was on TV and Joseph got really into it and stayed glued till the bitter end. Not only that, but he was jumping up and down on the couch during the fight scenes with his invisible lightsaber in hand, yelling at the TV and making the lightsaber noises as he joined in the fight. He's all boy. And, he's definitely Steve's boy. He has the Star Wars gene.




In other news, Kathyrnn almost ate a LIVE bug today. This one, in fact. It's a Box Elder bug and they're EVERYWHERE. I had one of those total ninja mommy moments. Everything went in slow motion and I ran across the room as soon as I could to save them both from the misery that was about to ensue. Ugh. That girl really keeps me on my toes. :)

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh gross. I think I'm going to loose my cookies. Maybe THIS is why I'm not a mom. I can do lots of things, but bug eating...not so sure.

Kara said...

You're a better mom than me. I wouldn't have done much besides scream, and hope that the screaming distracts the poor child enough...

I hate bugs. Gross!

Sally said...

I can't wait to find out what a "ninja mommy moment" is! Sounds exciting! :D