…but it also has its perks!
A week or two ago I bought a Star Wars themed game for the Wii. It follows the story of all six movies fairly closely, and Trudy and I would frequently compare it to the canonical story. Our daughters would often look confused. Then we realised.
Our kids have never seen Star Wars.
Thanks to my sister-in-law Lisa we actually own a DVD boxed set of episodes IV to VI. The girls know who some of the characters are—Charis even has a Darth Vader costume and a Darth Vader doll that says Never underestimate the power of the Dark Side of the Force! Yet they’ve never watched the movies.
The big question for us was whether to show the movies in the order they were released or simply start at The Phantom Menace and work our way through to The Return of the Jedi. We went with the latter, so things would make a little more sense.
So today we sat down and watched the first two movies. We have a public holiday on Monday so we’re going to get another one or two knocked over then. By the end of next week we hope to have knocked over another important milestone in the education of our children!
Parenting can be so hard.
I’d love to hear a few stories about how readers remember their Star Wars experiences, as well as the experiences of their children. Please, comment away!