Growing up as the original Star Wars generation is simply wonderful. Not only did I get the best movie and toys ever growing up, but I now also get to experience it all over again with my own child!
When Kira expressed her love for Star Wars, I squealed with excitement. The geekiness had indeed been passed down to my young Jedi offspring!
There has to be something said about the way it feels to watch the return of Star Wars to the big screen, (Yes, I know there have been many prequels, sequels and everything you can possibly imagine in between) and having your child watch it with you. What made the experience of watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens all the more special was the fact we watched it at the drive-in! This added to my sentimental nostalgia.
Before the movie even had been seen, Kira decided she wanted to be Princess Leia. Thankfully, she already had the hair for the costume! Being an exceptionally tall child made finding a costume difficult, however. The solution came in an oversized sweatshirt/hoodie! I was amazed that this little costume, which was thrown together, virtually last minute, was a hit. Kira loved it.
Flash forward to Kira’s 13th Birthday. Guess who she wanted to spend it with? That’s right, Star Wars. A week in the Magic Kingdom it was.
From Storm Troopers to R2D2 and C3PO, we were in heaven!
I this year even had lesson plans to celebrate Star Wars Day! I know, silly but fun!! You really should visit this website; http://www.starwars.com/may-the-4th
BB8 is perhaps my new favorite character. I was extremely lucky this Christmas and received a rc BB8. He is the sweetest little thing ever, and drives our cats nuts!
In honor of Star Wars day, I also decided to push my neuropathy ridden, arthritic hands, and fibromyalgia ridden body, failing eye sight, and glaucoma eyes to their limits and paint a teeny tiny 2×2 acrylic Yoda!
So, as you can see….this is somewhat of a family holiday. We embrace the force. We also wish you all a very happy Star Wars day! May the force be with you all!!!