The weekend before we had watched Star Wars: A New Hope together for his first time. I videoed it, capturing his excitement and intense curiosity, to the tune of 278 questions during the movie (video here). When I published it online, it went nuts, millions of views of my little padawan’s first adorable step on the path to Star Wars Nerddom.
But before I even edited and uploaded the video, we were set to watch Empire the next weekend and he spent the entire week grabbing anything he could swing like a lightsaber and continued to bombard me with questions. I used a LOT of evasive maneuvers to avoid spoilers, but the weekend couldn’t come soon enough. I knew the power of the Spoiler Side of the Force.
After Empire, he became even more obsessed with all things Star Wars, fascinated with “Dark Vader,” asking about Luke’s hand and marching around chanting “DUN, DUN, DUN, DUN DUN-DUN, DUN DUN-DUN!” Everywhere. We apologized to his amused teacher, but I was shamelessly delighted the Force was so strong with my little one.
I continued to teach him the ways of the Force. We watched Return of the Jedi the weekend after Empire. It was… emotional. Stay tuned!
In case you missed it: enjoy 6yo’s Adorable First-Time Reaction to Star Wars (A New Hope)