Amara has always been a huge Star Wars fan. So much so that I have done 10 posts that mention Star Wars since I started her blog. We have played lots of Star Wars in the backyard and I’ve often had to play the part of Darth Vader. Occasionally she lets me be Padmé Amidalas or Princess Leia but she usually likes to be the Princesses. Grandmas will do most anything to please their grandchildren. I’ve even been a Clone Trooper.
A few weeks ago I got an email advertisement for a new book “Darth Vader and Son”. The premise of the book is “What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son?” I sent the ad to her Mom who was somewhat indifferent to the idea and thought it was more for boys. I decided to live dangerously and got it anyway.
Every once in a while Grandma gets it right and scores big time!
This was one of those times.
Amara spent the night with us Saturday night and she knew I had gotten her a present but I wouldn’t tell her what it was until she climbed into bed. I gave her the book and the two of us sat there and read it together. In the book Luke is only four years old and very inquisitive. She liked it so much we went back and read certain parts over again! I really knew I had done well the next morning when she read it again and even had to show certain pages to Grampy.
There were things in the book that I didn’t get, things that were related to the actual movies. Amara got them! She knows the movies by heart. There was one part that she had to be sure we knew “really happened in the movie”. She kept finding other things she missed the first couple of times. “Look Grandpa, Darth is using the force to pour the cereal!” It is a wonderful book and I can tell you Luke would have made his Dad crazy — just like most 4 year old boys will do.
When Mommy and Daddy got here to pick her up it started all over again. She had to show the book to Daddy and share certain pages with him. Amara gets her love for Star Wars from her Dad.
Grandma J asked if 2 ½ years after my first post about Amara loving Star Wars is she still into it? Yes! She still loves all things Star Wars!
UPDATE: I scored a second time with another Darth Vader book if you would like to read about it!
This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.