At some point this year The Flash decided that Star Wars was it . He talked Star Wars. He played Star Wars. He chose his birthday party theme of Star Wars. He made light sabers frequently at his school’s invention center.
He’d never seen Star Wars. (Well, aside from watching all the video clips from Lego Star Wars ).
We had told him that he was too young; the movie was too violent; he could see it when he was older. Eventually, we had to set a date. So the magical rite of passage would occur once he’d finished first grade.
He finished first grade earlier this week.
Guess who has been lured by the Dark Side already?
(In case you are unsure what to do with your Master’s graduation robe? It makes for wonderful dress up clothes!)
And in solidarity with other Star Warians (if Star Trek fans are Trekkies, what are Star Wars fans called?) , he tattooed himself with ink: Little known Episode 1.5: Star Wars– The Colon Wars (Anakin battles the Dark Side of his GI tract) After a brief biology lesson, The Flash was slightly embarrased at his typo. Because, as one friend noted, “I don’t want to see the ‘outcome’ of that episode!”