It’s like a dream come true. Joshua is, I think, officially a Star Wars fan. He’s only 4.5 years old, but I think I can get continue my corruption, er, I mean, nurture his budding love for geekiness. We’ve been watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars (I did say that it’s been pretty cool.) As I understand it, it’s the highest-rated show on Cartoon Network right now, and for good reason. The latest episode, Landing at Point Rain, was a phenomenal, engaging, action-packed war episode. I mean, it was really good.
We’ve also watched Star Wars Episode IV (A New Hope) and Episode V (The Empire Strikes Back) which are slightly over his head, but he asked a lot of questions. He obviously didn’t get it all, and I did some minor fast-fowarding, but I kept him engaged in the main storyline. I also made sure he thought Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Chewbacca are all pretty cool. I think he just likes R2-D2 a lot. He’s already asking when are we going to find out what happens next in Episode VI (Return of the Jedi.) I was happy that at a birthday party a week ago where they had a Prince & Princess theme, he was amenable to the idea his sword was a lightsaber. 🙂
This year, I’ve been embracing my inner geek. All these years, I’ve been too self-conscious to admit to it, but it obviously often showed. Now, I feel secure enough to let myself…. um, be myself, I guess. I’m a geek. Nothing wrong with that. Why be a half-ass geek? Go whole-ass, I say. Be the techno geek. The sci-fi geek. Why not, after all? There are others out there like me. As a matter of fact, Wired.com has a Geek Dad column, written by someone just like me. Enjoy it. Love it. Live it!
If I can make my kids enjoy sci-fi too, hey that’s great. Their journey towards the Dark side will be complete. I just hope they can get still dates in 10-15 years.