I have a major decision to make

Nathan was watching a show today and for some reason he thought it was Star Wars. It was a cartoon that happened to be in a space for a moment so he sort of fixated on that. So that leads me to my decision. Well actually there are several decisions that need to be made that can all have a major impact on my son’s future.

1) Do I let him just keep believing that show was Star Wars or is it time to finally start his Lucasian education?

2) If I do start teaching him about Star Wars where should I begin?

3) Should I start with the Clone Wars cartoons which are very kid friendly, but are barely cannon at best and probably even out right heretical to most true Star Wars fans.

4) If I am starting with the movies (or at least movie scenes) should I start with them in numerical order or should I just act like those disastrous prequels never existed?

5) If I choose to ignore the prequals can I at least show the Yoda fight scene from Attack of the Clones because it is a fight that he will like?

6) Will the craziness of that fight warp his opinions (and ultimately dampen his enthusiasm for) the more traditional fights of Ben and Vader in “A New Hope”?

As you can see there are lots of decisions to be made, and let’s not even start talking whether he should read the books before he watches the LOTR or Harry Potter movies. Being a dad is hard sometimes.

4 thoughts on “I have a major decision to make

  • May 20, 2009 at 5:19 AM
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    I’m right there with you man, I got lucky. My wife went out of town for a three day weekend with here sister and my three boys (ages 7, 6, & 4) got to watch all 6 star wars in order back to back. (three on Friday, three on Saturday) It was awesome, being able to see it with them as they watched it for the first time. They had lots of questions and didn’t get it all, but they loved the experience. Buying them lightsabers afterward didn’t hurt either.

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  • May 20, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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    Can’t we wait till he’s 4 or 5?

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  • May 21, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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    He is asking questions now. I don’t want him to learn mis-information on the streets.

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  • May 21, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    I started Cooper on IV through VI, and he’s been just fine with that until recently with all the media and promotions and toys out. He’s seeing characters that he knows weren’t in the movies that he’s seen. I’m probably going to watch I through III with him this summer sometime, and then i guess throw the Clone Wars, which I haven’t seen myself, in there sometime after those. I’m not saying it was the right decision, but it’s the one that I made.

    For the record, he just recently watched "A Princess Bride" and I couldn’t pull him away from it. Mesmerized, but wasn’t sure why daddy knew what everyone was going to say before they said it. ;-)

    Anybody want a peanut?

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