Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Nerd alert!


What is the cut-off age for guys dressing up in Star Wars costumes? Can he do this at age 7 and not be typed as a Star Wars dork the rest of his life?

I was thinking, sure, it is still cute when they are this age....until I got the 20 minute explanation about something about General Grievous' bodyguards. I dozed off there briefly but when I woke back up he was explaining the jet pack thingy on Boba Fett. Oh my goodness. I have spawned a geek! I'm almost proud!

And yes, I let him order his costume. It took 4 websites to find his size so I figured I better get it now if I expected it to be in stock for Halloween. I would hate for him to miss out on Trick or Treating as Darth Maul.

He is so excited, he charted the delivery date onto a sheet of paper and hung it on the refrigerator. He "x's" off each day counting down to the expected delivery date. And I was worried the Star Wars costume was going to make him geeky....

I think IV is going to be either a Storm Trooper or Darth Vader. I'm pretty sure both of them chose their costumes based on the character's weapons. Spencer sounded like the kid from A Christmas Story (with the official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model BB gun with a compass in the stock)as he described (over and over again) the "dual lightsaber made of sturdy injection molded plastic complete with light up telescoping blade."

When I kissed him goodnight he had two final questions for me: Do we have the right batteries for the dual lightsaber with light up telescoping blade? and What time does the mailman normally bring our mail?

6 comments:

Paula... said...

ROFL He's too cute!!! Personally I never liked Star Wars or the character, but I can see why a boy would be hooked :)

So do you have the right batteries??

Stacy said...

Nah he isn't too old! If your's is a geek then so is mine. Last year he was Darth Vader complete with his red light saber. This year past he was a Storm Trooper. This year there is talk of Darth Maul as well...mostly because of the kick butt dual light saber! lol

~Denise AKA NYNative said...

Once the costume comes, he gets to mark off the days until Halloween! That should be really FUN for YOU! ;)

Anonymous said...

lori here!
how cute! lauren was talking about costumes last night and she wanted to go as yoda.......
how to find that costume

Patti H said...

OMG that kid seriously cracks me up! How do you keep a straight face?

Cheri Pryor said...

He'll have that costume worn out long before Halloween....