My boys were playing “Star Awards” this afternoon.
They were chasing each other around the house with their cardboard toilet roll “life savers“ and Harely was “Luke Skyscraper” and told Lucas that he had to be “Dark Vader“!
I seriously don’t know where they get their material from but it is hilarious to listen to!
Even though Ella and I tried numerous times to correct them, they “forgot” within minutes after we would correct them and tell them that it is called “Star Wars”.
It was just back to the same old script. And the script would go as follows:
They would enact a fight scene, Dark Vader would “die” (because good ALWAYS conquers evil) and Lucas would dutifully fall to the ground clutching his throat for effect. (Pretty good acting for a 3 year old if you asked me!)
Harely (being Luke) the “goody” would then step one foot onto Lucas’ chest and raise the arm holding his ” life saver” into the air in victory!
And then they would start exactly the same scene all over again-in exactly the same order.
After about the 4th or 5th time, I was getting annoyed by the repetition and tried to re-direct them a little.
I mean- these boys haven’t even watched Star Wars!
The closest they have ever gotten is by playing the LEGO Star wars game for the Nintendo or by these clips on youtube that were obviously done by people with WAY too much time on their hands!
All was going well, until Lucas decided that HE now wanted to be Luke , which would have been a good change in the script however – Harley didn’t like that one little bit! He wasn’t going to be Dark come hell or high water!
So to make his point known, he then decided that he was going to be Yoda because NO-ONE can beat Yoda – “he has the Force you know mum” !
(I didn’t have the heart to tell him that they were actually allies not enemies!
But I’m not sure he would have listened anyway!
And once that was sorted……the fight re-enactments started all over again.
Apparently, after about ten more minutes of play: Luke got “bored” and went to watch Dora on the TV so Yoda got mad and killed Luke, and then went onto complete his killing spree by sorting out “Dark”, the princess and that Obi guy!
I had to laugh……what else could I do! His imagination is up and running even if it is a tad violent! (Which is one of the reasons that he’s NOT allowed to watch the series just yet!)
If I learnt nothing else from this afternoon’s play session – I learnt that if this is what they are managing to come up with on their own. I think it’s wonderful and shouldn’t be tampered with just yet!
Scripting aside- the fact that they were “trying ” really hard to take turns and play together just moved me beyond belief.
Go you little Jedi’s GO!