Parenting: Star Wars Style

The obsession with Star Wars has gone up a notch, and I now no longer spend any time with the family as they’re always sitting around watching Star Wars DVDs.


That, or they’re cutting each other’s heads off with Light Sabers (or Light Savers, if you prefer), fashioned out of my dusting wand, the insides of rolls of wrapping paper, manky old straws found whilst walking up the street and, in one extremelyconcerning instance, a penis (one of their own, thankfully). I don’t want to know any more about the thought that went on behind that.

All talk has turned to Star Wars, of which I have nothing to add, other than “Isn’t Harrison Ford hot!?” which they just don’t understand or appreciate. It appears our ability to communicate has deteriorated.

Or has it?

I have somehow managed to improve their table manners and actually get them eating with cutlery. I put on my Obe One Kanobe (is that how you even spell it?) voice – assuming it’s him that says it, and I actually sound like him, point the confiscated

6 Replies to “Parenting: Star Wars Style”

  1. Hillarious! My boys also keep waving “Life Savers” at one another, but as yet it has not occurred to them to use their penises…ROFL!!!

  2. Sorry, both wrong. It’s Obi-Wan Kenobi. I’ve known that since I was 11 (some 32 years ago. Fruit, is that movie really that old!!)

    I’m a bloke, and I’m disturbed by the penis puppetry that has reared its ugly head amongst my boys occasionally over the last few years. Good news is, it won’t reemerge after puberty.

  3. Ah, I KNEW you woud know it, oh Wise One! Thanking you ever so muchly.

    Yes, its very old. I didn’t like it much back then, and I’m not liking it much more now … good to hear re the penis thing though. Some light at the end of the tunnel 🙂

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