Firstly: Welcome Moxtopians! Poke around, hope you like the place and decide to stay!
I’m feeling a litle geek-sad today. Our youngest, Lois, went to visit BatGrandpa and BatGrandma this past weekend. In addition to playing mucho Mario Kart, she also watched a substantial part of Star Wars Episode I: Phantom Menace and all of Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
Now, thanks to Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, both of our girls are mad for Star Wars. I believe BatMom has already mentioned in this blog how they quite often play make-believe as various characters (often Padme Amidala and Leia running around and trying to save the boys, who are always in trouble). In fact, as I was leaving for work the other day Lois came storming out of the kitchen saying “I’m a boy, I CAN’T do that!” I asked, “You feel like a boy today?” She looked at me like I was crazy and said, with all the certainty in the world that I ought to know better, “No, DAD, I’m LUKE!” “Of course,” I said and ran for my train.
Well, despite their familiarity with the new trilogy, Lana and Lois have only seen IV, V and VI. At least, they hadn’t yet seen the new ones. Since they’re best viewed in the full arc (it helps just to muscle through to get the whole story), and since the last half is so bitter and dark, I had wanted to wait until they were a bit older for them to see it. And I wanted to be the one to introduce them.
Now, I’m not upset AT my in-laws for showing them the movies, nor for providing Lois with backup copies of those movies (for safekeeping, of course). I am just a little disappointed that I don’t get to be there for her first viewing of the podrace or the chase through Coruscant. She hasn’t seen most of Sith yet, so I’ll be here for that. As the darkest of all 6 films, I think it’s important that she see that one with her parents. Unfortunately, Bat-Mom reminded me that both girls saw the final duel at the end of Sith while at MisterBixby Sr.’s house and she had to explain what was going on to them since they hadn’t seen any of the rest of the movie.
I feel gipped somehow, but it isn’t as if I broadcast my wishes, nor as if they did anything wrong. I still get to be there to watch Lana with the bigger fish scene and listen to her giggle as Threepio’s head winds up on a battle droid.
To celebrate our acquisition of the first trilogy (and the fact that Lana and I are both off for Presidents’ Day), we will begin a Star Wars-a-thon on Saturday watching two movies a day until we finish with Jedi on Monday. Any local Geekling Ranchers are welcome to come along, just let me know.
So what are you saving to share with your geekling? What would sadden you to have them discover alone or through another channel? I’m sure Liko’ and Gorman’s are music, but I’d like to hear specifics. Weapon XI? BatMom? PDazzle? Come on Ranchers!
Also, I want to take a minute to wish luck on liko and his heretofore-unnicknamed wife on their little geekling-to-be who should be arriving any minute now! Keep us up to date here liko!