To carry on the new tradition of Thursdays Lite (or whatever Beth is calling it), I’m posting the rerun (for some) of a list my lovely sister-in-law and I conceived together last year just after the opening of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
Enjoy … and thanks for the very entertaining comments on my last post about Nanny MacPhee!
HOW TO KNOW IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD MIGHT BE A BIT TOO INTO STAR WARS . . .
1 – Tries to use Jedi mind tricks to persuade you to buy her a Barbie
2 – Favorite song is the Star Wars theme
3 – Calls you Darth Tyrannus when unhappy with you
4 – Comments on how her baby doll looks like a Jedi after she swaddles it
5 – Refers to the family vehicle as the Millennium Falcon
6 – Sibling rivalry involves attempted use of Force powers
7 – Any long, pointed object becomes a lightsaber
8 – Wants to grow her hair so she can style it like Padme’ or Leia
9 – Protests what he doesn’t like by saying, “I have a bad feeling about this!”
10 – Insists on Star Wars themed foods
1 – You refer to your children as “my little padawans” (or younglings)
2 – You hum the Imperial March as you prepare to carry out discipline
3 – You actually agree to BUY Star Wars themed food
4 – You buy all the Star Wars action figures the day they are released so you can get them before they sell out
5 – A compelling reason to home school is so you can attend SW ROTS at noon on opening day to beat the crowds
6 – You consider going to see SW ROTS a field trip
7 – You buy Kellogg’s cereals just for the lightsaber spoons
8 – Instead of telling your children to be careful as they go out to play, you say, “May the Force be with you”
9 – Discipline involves the plea, “My son! Don’t go over to the dark side.”
10 – On stressful days, you walk around muttering, “Dark chocolate is our ally.”