I grew up on it. I loved me some Luke Skywalker! I know the deep desire to be able to ride on the Millennium Falcon. I know the thrill of seeing Darth Vader for the first time! However, here I stand, at close to 40 years old, and seeing my son fall in love with it for the first time is WONDERFUL. He saw one of the “new” (AKA the sucky [personal opinion] ones that are the prequel) ones at my parents house and became OBSESSED with Darth Vader. I searched for the “real” ones, and found out that since I don’t have a blu-ray player, I couldn’t just walk into a store and buy them. Well, thank goodness for Amazon! I bought all three for $40 and so K’s journey into Jedi-hood began!
Since I popped in Star Wars, A New Hope, he has been a Star Wars junkie. He carries his “life savers” (as he likes to call it) around the house (thank you B and R for buying him one—each) fighting the “bark” side. Yes, my son has 2 of them! He has a “vintage” Star Wars shirt that he loves to wear, even when it’s dirty. He tries to talk in the Darth voice as much as possible (which can become annoying) and LOVES to “sing” the Darth Vader theme music even when Darth is not even on the screen.
All of these things are blasts from my past, and I love every minute of it. I love that K REALLY likes some of the things that I liked when I was a kid. I like that he is enchanted by space, spaceships, the Force, R2D2 (and by the way, I still have a stuffed R2D2 doll that my grandpa gave me when I was like 7), Ewoks, and yes, even Darth Vader! Thank you Star Wars for what you are, what you have been and what you will continue to be in the house of Team Williams!