Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Really Nice

“Mama, tonight for bedtime I want to read the Star Wars Journey Through Space book. It shows how the Jedi Knights live on the planet Coruscant and Gungans live on Naboo and some humans live on Naboo too and Jar Jar Binks but he’s not a human he’s a Gungan and he’s very clumsy. They have podracing on Tatooine and it has a bunch of sand and two whole moons and everything.

On Kamino they have Kaminoans and Geonosis has scary things and Kashyyk is where they Wookies live like Chewbacca and Tarfful. There’s Utapau and it has Utais and varactyls that they ride. Mustafar had volcanoes and Polis Masa has doctors and Yavin 4 has jungles and on Hoth they ride Tauntauns in the snow. There’s Dagobah where Yoda lives and Cloud City over Bespin. The Ewoks live on Endor up in the high trees. There’s battles and things and let’s read that book about that.”

“Bob? That was impressive and… um… sort of scary.”

“I like Star Wars.”

“I know. I think tonight we need to switch it up a little. We need a story without fighting and bad guys and –“

“Light sabers?”

“No light sabers. Let’s read The Little Fur Family.”

“The fur family is nice.”

“Let’s have some nice.”

"Star Wars is nice."

"You're nice."


  1. Oh, I know.

    Why are little boys drawn to this???? That's what we always come home from the library with: the starwars graphic books.

    Like moths to a flame.

  2. I can't wait to see what kind of things my baby boy likes as he gets older.

    I'm not going to lie though, I don't think I could handle a star wars obsession, haha.

  3. Try reading Ferdinand the Bull and substituting stormtroopers for bullfighters.

  4. How do you know the spelling of all those names? This disturbs me.

  5. Yeah, mine is Super Hero Squad comics. Every night. I tried Charlie Brown. I tried Bob the Builder...actually, Bob worked for a bit then we had to read it twice. Then three more of the "monster one" of Super Hero Squad! Argh!

  6. At least when we were growing up it was just the three Star Wars movies. Now with all the prequels-Clone Wars craziness I don't know what the heck the Wonderboy is talking about!

    But I'm sure he and Bob would get along great.

  7. I love reading your posts ... it reminds me of when my big boy was my little boy *sniff*.

    But mostly today I was sidetracked by the Garth Williams illustration ...


  8. He's going to be a history buff.

    From a galaxy far, far away.