Monday, October 20, 2008

yes, it's sad.

Last weekend, the radio was on and Son heard the phrase "Senator Obama." He turned to me and asked, "Is Senator O-ba-ma from Star Wars?" Until then, I guess, he hadn't heard the word "senator" except in 1 and 2.

When you think about it, "Obama" would be a perfectly good Star Wars name. Fits right in with Amidala, Windu, Kenobi, Yoda, Organa.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


In another attempt to bring children other than my own son into this blog, I offer the article that Kate mentioned in comments: Confronting the Dark Lord

does anyone get killed?

That's what Son asked me this morning when I offered to play episode 4 for him.

"Yes, some people get killed."

"Bad people?"

"Not just bad guys; some good people get killed, too. So I guess you don't want to watch it."


"OK, I'll take it back to the library then."

He wanted to see a picture of Obi-wan, and when I pointed out Alec Guinness's face on the cover, it didn't register right away. Then he wanted me to read all the chapter titles from the container insert. I got about halfway through before he couldn't hold the paper still any longer, which he had to do because I was putting on his socks and sneakers at the same time because we were going to be late.