Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Force is strong with this one.

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Kids can be mean, which I think they learn well from us adults, but that's a blog for another time. (Being mom of a kid who was bullied, I have a lot to say about the matter) This is the original article HERE about a little first grade girl being teased relentlessly during lunch for her love of Star Wars. Apparently, a group of first grade boys declare that Star Wars is not for girls. George Lucas, Han Solo, Darth Vader and crew, would not approve.

We all know that once you love Star Wars, you cannot unlove it, wake up one day to think it sucks, or want to pass up those fun parodies on Robot Chicken. "Star Wars" and "lame" can't exist in the same sentence unless it is to say "Star Wars is not lame" or "That girl who hates Star Wars is lame". (lame defined as "crippled or physically disabled, esp. in the foot or leg so as to limp or walk with difficulty.")

Here is Pooping Red Guy's offical PSA:

Kids, Star Wars is NEVER uncool and those who love it therefore are cool by default.

The bitter truth for those teasing little 6 and 7 year-old boys is that in 10 years or so, they would wish themselves so lucky as to have a partner that loves all things Star Wars as much as they do.   I'm not convinced that any marriage could survive without a mutual love of Star Wars, which may be to blame for a our country's high divorce rate. Think, my fellow Americans, of the divorced couples you know. Was The Force with them? Probably not. 

The little Padawan girl is lucky to have such a wonderful mom, whose words can rally and unite those girls who endured a little teasing of their own in child-hood, but held fast to the faith that The Force is with all of us. How we choose to use our powers is up to us. Those little boys went to the Dark Side, while little Katie and her steadfast Master Mom basked in the light. 

I beat this game before my son did and the ending made me cry!

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