Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Question. Have you ever took a 7 yr old to pick out a light saber, thinking it would be an in and out easy peasy sort of errand? Well my friend, think again.
Andrew's most recent obsession is Star Wars. It was long overdue. He's been saving $5 bills that he receives inside various holiday cards from his grandma for something real special. Once he reached $20 he couldn't save any more. It was time to spend.
Last night we ventured alone to Target. We spent an hour in the Star Wars isle debating which light saber to get. Yoda's? Anakin's? Obi Wan's? Darth Varder? Blue, green, or red? Lights up and makes sounds? Or one that folds all the way down inside the handle?
There was too much thought going into this light saber, if you ask me...
He ended up picking the blue light up one and he was very satisfied. So were nerves. But out of all the impatience and boredness for yours truly that went into the choice, there was something else that made the trip insightful.
While he was in the midst of his hard decision he looked up at me with deep thought in his eyes and said: You know what my favorite part of Episode 1 was? It's when Yoda says:

"Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."

You know what? Out of all the pod racing and light saber action, my son chose wise words from Master Yoda to be his favorite part. I've got a pretty rad kid.


Tice said...

I love that quote. And it's so true.

ps - Tycen will be glad to know which one Andrew chose as he felt the information to be pertinent to his life as well. Can't wait for Star Wars summer!

Grandma Gerri said...

Yoda's my hero!!!! And yes you have a very rad Kid and smart too!!!!

Lindsey said...

Ahhh, yes. We are all too familiar with the light saber quandaries, around here. The two favs that we own, though, are also light-up ones. Red and green. Very powerful. And also, very often taken away for foul play. :)

Congrats on Baby Girl. So precious!

Taiwo said...