Are you seeing a theme? Yes, J was bitten by the Galactic bug when he was but a youngling of two. Here we are six years later, and nothing has changed but his understanding of the episodes. Tonight he announced that only fans of Return of the Jedi could play and that we would each choose one guy from that film and create a new adventure for him or her. Then we would switch. Halfway through he decided to ask me comprehension questions about the adventure he played out for me. I had to do the same.
J’s main character was Ephant Mon, who joined the rebels in creating a 3rd rebel base on the planet of Dagobah. I missed one of his follow-up questions, even though it was multiple choice. When it was my turn to create an adventure, I centered around Princess Leia as she discovered that she, too, has some Jedi tendencies. It took place back in Endor with the Ewoks on their one year anniversary of defeating the Empire in Return of the Jedi. Luke decided that Leia would become his padawan and that he should teach her the ways of the force as Obi-Wan did for him.
(I could stop there and let you remain amazed at my vast knowledge of Star Wars, but I’m a terrible liar. The part I left out is that Leia discovered her Jedi tendencies by realizing she can turn on her coffee pot in the morning via Force. Let there be no mistake: it was still Mom playing Star Wars.)
It was fun. It was especially endearing, I thought, that J insisted we ask each other those follow-up questions. He wants to be a teacher when he grows up, and moments like that make me see why!
Day 13 Stats: Star Wars guys, 20 minutes, H asleep, Dad with E, comprehension questions