Thursday, April 8, 2010

How Old Do I Have To Be Before I Can Stop Posting About Star Wars?

Sometimes when you live at my house and you ask your husband what he wants for Christmas, he says, “An Obi Wan Kenobi costume”. And then sometimes the wife has to extract the husband’s birth certificate to confirm that his birth date is correct, and that he is not actually 7 years old with exceedingly fine hair. And then when she realizes that indeed, the math has been done correctly she is forced to ask, “What in the world are you going to do with a Star Wars costume?” and he might defend his position by saying, “Oh, I’ll do PLENTY with it.” Then the wife shuts up because she believes him, and it scares her a little bit.

Later when you are hanging out with your friends after December festivities they ask innocent questions such as, “So, what did you get [insert your husband’s name] for Christmas?” There are all kinds of suitable answers to this inquiry; “a BBQ”, “a table saw”, “golf clubs”, or “a sweater with crocheted llamas” to name a few. And since I didn’t want to be the one who had to answer “an Obi Wan Kenobi Star Wars costume”, I told my mother-in-law about it and SHE got it for him. It’s been sitting in its bag ever since.

Until last night.

Mr. Kenobi made its maiden voyage out of the bag and into a room full of youth ages 12-18 where Cory gathered a group of 14-year-old boys to perform a Star Wars skit for the annual Talent Show. I didn’t stay to watch, (I suppose in some circles being Obi Wan’s wife is something to brag about, it just so happens that I was not AT a Star Wars convention OR trying to impress Dwight Schrute), but Samantha came home to report that Dad’s tauntaun impersonation stole the show.

A few months ago I told Drew that it was time we decorate his room.  Up to this point he has pretty much just had a bed and a dresser that's older than I am (I KNOW!).  So one afternoon I asked him what kind of a room he would like, and he said, "Well...either an Indiana Jones room or a Star Wars room."  I cautioned, "That sounds fun, but let's keep in mind that you're almost 10-years-old and we want to be sure and pick a theme that will last you a few years."  In his infinite wisdom he reminded me, "MOM.  DAD is FORTY-TWO and HE still likes that stuff!"

*sigh*  As you can see, the boy has a point.

17 comments:

violyngirl said...

Do they have REAL lightsabers? Cause my "boys" want real ones...they've checked it out on the internet and watched You-Tube video reviews on these things! I think it's perfectly normal. Just saying.

Heather said...

Touche, Drew. Boys really don't grow up...

jeremyandleslie said...

I'm a first time poster but a long time fan of yours from LRS. I read this and instantly thought of my hubby so I sent him a link to this post while at work. He was laughing so hard and sent it to about 10 other guys in his office who were loving this post. In half an hour, most of his little company of computer and star wars geeks now want to be best friends with your Hubby. :) Thanks for the laugh!

Vanessa said...

pictures????

Vern said...

jeremyandleslie: thanks for staying true! I should find out where you live - you can imagine how difficult it is for us to make friends. :)

Meg said...

He does do a pretty good imitation of the creature from the planet Hoth. You know the one Han Solo rides to rescue Luke. And he cuts it open and sticks Luke in it to keep him from dieing.... I know I'm a dork, but I don't have a costume and either does MY husband. Sorry Kristy I couldn't pick my brother. You however got to pick him. That's all I'm going to say

ganelle said...

Wow. Cory sure is coooooool. Hmm.

Susan said...

Kristy, Kristy, Kristy. (tsk. tsk.) We need a PHOTO with this post! :)

Amy said...

also coming over from LRS...

I was just going to say that if you are going to write about your husband's award-winning tauntaun impression it's only really fair that you post a video of it, too, don't you think?

Mom of Three said...

Yeah, I know. Maybe we could set up a Star Wars playdate for our boys, I mean husbands. I'll have mine bring his dolls, I mean action figures, over.

Emily said...

Um...my mother in law kept all of my hubby's hee man toys from his childhood. We're talking skeletor's castle, Castle Greyskull all the action figures, the works. HE loves to take these out and play with our boys...and watch hee man episodes on youtube. He's 32.

Patty Ann said...

Everyone has things that do to escape from the grownup world from time to time. Some people like scripbooking, some gardening, some reading, and some like star wars. I think it sounds like he would be a great dad. The best ones are the ones that never quite lose their enthusiasm for childhood.

Kerri said...

Jay often asked me if I was playing with Rachel's Barbies or actually cleaning their house and furniture like I said I was. Well.....

rocslinger said...

Vern,

Do you think Cory would be interested in my Star Wars pez dispensers

Jill said...
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Jill said...

May the force be with you.

prashant said...

Thanks for the laugh!
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