I'd been putting it off until the time was right and was convinced that Labor Day weekend was perfect. The characters have been around him since he was little from the plastic light saber that he thought was just a regular sword to the yellow Star Wars shirt I bought him a couple years back to the Darth Vader lunch box I almost sent him to school with this year. Finally I decided he was old enough to witness the awesomeness that is Star Wars Episodes 4-6.
My set is the 1997 VHS Special Gold Edition and it's in perfect condition. As I pushed play on the VCR I sat back and prepared to witness what was sure to be a turning point in my six year-old's life. Unfortunately that's not what I got.....
Immediately the questions started: What are those words? Is that Earth? Are they in the wild west? What's up with her hair? Are Power Rangers real? Did they just blow up Earth? Is this real? Did they really blow up Earth? Is this scary? Was that supposed to be funny? Who is that?
Alex stayed put for about 20 minutes before his two-year old body refused to hold back the adrenaline any longer. As I desperately tried to keep everyone focused while facing the barrage of questions coming from Adam, Alex suddenly stood up, removed his pull up, and started performing some type of Chip N Dale's routine. Naked as the day he was born Alex began running every where. Over the couches, around the coffee table, into the kitchen, and back in front of the television where at some point between "These are not the droids you are looking for" and the Millennium Falcon taking off Alex decided that the only thing better than the Nude Olympics would be naked trampolining on top of Daddy.
After an hour I admitted defeat....at least for the moment....maybe the timing wasn't right, maybe he's not old enough even though all my friends with kids Adam's age love it, maybe it just needs to be the two of us minus the all naked revue being in town for the night. What ever the reason though, I will not quit until both boys truly understand the power of THE FORCE