My oldest son is completely obsessed (perhaps addicted?) to Lego Star Wars for the Wii. If he's not actually playing the game, he often pretends to be the characters on it.
I sometimes have to remind him that he is Caleb for preschool and church. There have been days when we've arrived at his school, and I've watched him go up the stairs, then heard him say to Miss Becky, "Hi, I'm Jar Jar Binks today!"
The sweet teacher will respond, "Well, is that a good guy?" And then Caleb will explain that it is, in fact, a good guy!
The rest of us in the family are not exempt from his imaginary play. He has assigned roles to the rest of us at times, and more often than not, I am assigned the role of Princess Leia. Yeah. Good one! To Caleb, Princess Leia looks like this...
One morning after his bath, breakfast, and get dressed time, we let him play a bit before preschool. Josh hadn't left for work yet, and he heard Caleb say, "Mommy! You be Princess Leia!"
Josh's ears perked up. "Yeah, Mommy. You can be Princess Leia!" Obviously the above picture is NOT what Princess Leia looks like to my husband, but I'm electing not to put the picture of what she looks like to him (and to every man who has seen that particular episode of Star Wars)!
I am so sorry if this is TMI for some of you.
So then I asked, "Well, if I am Princess Leia, who is Daddy?"
"Oh, well...he can be Darth Vader!" This completely ruined it for Josh I think.
And I did learn recently that Caleb thinks our hot water heater was not fixed correctly and that we should call Darth Vader to fix it. Evidently Darth Vader has those skills. The storm troopers told Caleb so.
Should I be worried that storm troopers are telling my son that Darth Vader can fix hot water heaters? :o)