Monday, October 12, 2009

Jedi Training

(One of the few posts written by Chad)

The video is 4 minutes long, but well worth it, especially if you're a Star Wars fan. There's even a fight scene.

I guess it's inevitable when you have boys... they want to battle. Oh, we've tried to raise pacifists, but despite our best attempts, just about every role play they do involves a Good Guy and a Bad Guy. We try to limit their television and movies to pre-screened non-violent shows, but occasionally they get to watch something like Peter Pan. While we promote team play with Steven Covey leadership courses and "How to Get Along with your co-workers" weekend retreats for the boys, they still yearn to act out the conflict of good and evil. Andrew, and Ryan as well, have particularly taken to super heroes and Star Wars. The kids' exposure to Star Wars is very limited right now. We've recently started listening to Star Wars theme music on YouTube clips, but the boys also have cousins and friends that love Star Wars as well and, have the lightsabers and like to play fight. As you'll see in this video, while we don't have toy lightsabers in the house right now, Andrew wasn't going to let a little thing like that stop him from having lightsaber fights with Ryan.

We're pretty impressed with Andrew's lightsaber noises, considering he's never seen the Star Wars movies or cartoons before.

Andrew's Creations


Kim said...

That was so funny! I loved the lethal paper cuts.

Mary said...

That is so funny. I love how willing Ryan is to be the bad guy, and how quick he is to know he has been wounded in the fight. Great moments and even better imaginations. Even little guys know that the ultimate conflict is between good and evil.

Christy said...

I don't think Darth Ryan stood a chance! That was too cute!

Kim said...

After watching again, again, with my kids, I think it is so funny how Chad encourages them to show us a light saber fight, and then tells Ryan to get down out of the chair to be safe. Now MY children are reenacting the video. Too funny.

CR said...

They are hilarious and brilliant! LOVED it!