Friday, April 1, 2011

Thank goodness this one is cleared up!

N-man had a friend over for a play date yesterday. They were playing with lightsabers, and N-man said, "I'm Darth Vader! Who are you?" His friend replied, "Anakin!"

With great exasperation, N-man said, "You can't be Anakin. Anakin and Darth Vader are the same person. Oh, you be Obi Wan."

Could I be prouder? No.

[To explain, there's something weird going on with kids today. They all love Anakin. They think he's one of the good guys, and sadly he seems to be the most recognizable Star Wars character. This is completely unacceptable to me. First of all, Han Solo is the coolest Star Wars character. Duh! Second, no matter what he did in Episodes I - III, Anakin is still Darth Vader! Why is that so hard for these 5 year olds to grasp? Anyway, I'm raising my boys right.]


LauraC said...


We tried to explain for months and months that Anakin = Darth. Jon thought episode 3 was too dark for the boys to see. Jon was overseas for two weeks so I popped in episode 3 and they finally understood.

Yet they still love Anakin. I blame the Clone Wars tv show.

And frankly, I don't care if they love Anakin as long as they love Star Wars.

Nancy said...

I guess I'm a bad mom-geek...I don't think my kids even know who any of them are LOL! :)