Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lego Star Wars In Our House

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)

15 comments:

This Daddy said...

I would be more concerned that as the older Caleb gets if he still thinks you are Princess Lea and Josh is Vader, the whole father/ daughter role comes into play. Josh needs to be Han Solo

Chrissy said...

Scott...we will work on defining the roles better...lol! ;o)

Lisa said...

My 4 yr old is obsessed with this game for our PS2! He only gets to play it during his daily nebulizer treatments, so he usually jumps out of bed asking, "Can I do my treatment?"

The Sanders Family said...

lol, this made me laugh soooo much! My kids love Lego Star Wars for Wii and for their Nintendo DS. It is an addiction for sure! And they'll often pretend play while they're not playing it too! Sounds like our kiddos would have a blast together ;) How lucky that you get to be Princess Leia! But I wouldn't call Darth Vader to fix your water heater...that just sounds a little scary to me :)

SonjaMichelle said...

I cant help but think of "Friends" when you talk about Josh thinking of you as Princess Leia! Makes me laugh!

Learning as you go........ said...

Aidan loves the Indiana Jones Lego Stars Wars and I must say I am just as addicted!!! We fight over it!!

Mrs. Haid said...

I think this is age appropriate pretend play! My mom said that the kindergarten boys are REALLY into SW right now. Maybe Caleb is advanced for his age??

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Joni said...

I am a new follower from FF. My eight year old is the same way. He loves Star Wars for the Wii and DS. In fact, he is just a HUGE Star Wars fan period.

Nel Lenae said...

I just love the imaginations that our kids have! I think it's great the way their minds can run wild! And I wouldn't be worried about Storm Troopers... b/c then I would have to worry about Libby talking to her imaginary kids ;o)

Kelley said...

LOL... for me its Lego Indiana JOnes on the Wii! Boys, such crazy little creatures!

Have a great weekend

D and A said...

LOL, my son loves Star Wars legos too. I understand.

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sanjeet said...

.we will work on defining the roles better...lol!

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Jenn said...

That is too funny!!! I've got a little one that loves the Star Wars and Indian Jones lego games for the Wii! What is it with those little lego people? Hah! :) Oh... My husband would've said the same as yours about thr "princess" lol.
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