Sunday, March 13, 2011

Keep it in the Family: Time for Star Wars

My son is going to be 3 in May. On a recent trip to Disneyland he was awestruck with the Jedi Academy show. Since then he wants to play Star Wars with his sword. So talking to another dad at church and a teacher at school, they both said they started with Star Wars when their kids were about 3 as well.

As a Star Wars nerd this was the time I had been waiting for. But what would the order be? Episodes 4, 5, 6 and then the prequels? Or just go in order 1 to 6? After much deliberation (over the course of years) I went with this list 4 & 5, then back to 1, 2, 3 then back for 6. The big surprise is the whole "I am your father" and I don't want to spoil that.

So today we put on Episode 4. He enjoyed it, but lost interest about an hour into it. And went outside to play, in his defense it was a beautiful day today. So now I am thinking, do I want to change the order? I mean Episode I was made for kids. Jar-Jar, Anakin, and the pod-racing seemed tailor-made for kids.

I am at a crossroad. On the one hand I want to go with my plan, but is it going to hurt to see Episode I? Will it ruin everything if I went 1,4,5,2,3,6? What a mess that is. Oh well that's the hard thing about being a parent right? By the way, I was joking there.


Reindeeralyn said...

As long as your son develops a love for Star Wars, it's all good, right? Hahaha.

Mr. W said...

that is true :-)