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The Force Is With Me Because I’m A Proud Star Wars Mom

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VADERAsย Eve Vawter has told me, I am into some weird shit. I’ve told y’all about prepping, Juggalos and my hate of all things crafty. But I have yet to share with you one of my favorite obsessions (one sure to embarrass the crap out of my kids when they’re teenagers). Star Wars.

Yes, I am a full on, movie loving, comic obsessed, rabid Star Wars fan. I’ve read pretty much all of the books (even the terrible ones) and I know a great deal of Star Wars trivia. You simply can’t love something this much and not have it rub off on your kids. My oldest daughter especially enjoys the franchise, and we’ve even been to comic-con a couple of times.

I think most people who aren’t huge fans like us don’t realize the scope of the Star Wars fanbase. Much like other sci-fi franchises (think Lord of the Rings or Star Trek), Star Wars has a HUGE following. But more than that, Star Wars fans see themselves as a culture. Now, I’m not one of the serious devotees that considers Jedism an actual religion or anything, but I do enjoy the camaraderie of it all.

Star Wars and other so-called geek fare isn’t typically something one would think of when thinking of being a mom, especially when you’re the mother of daughters. I’ve never gotten any strange questions when my son wears a Chewbacca t-shirt (or Doctor Who, superheroes, or really any geek-related thing), and I wish I could say the same for my daughters. When my oldest daughter was a little over a four years old, I took her to my favorite part of Central Park. She was wearing her favorite Star Wars t-shirt, one with Boba Fett being all badass, and feeling mighty fine. I was completely taken off guard when another parent at the park gave me a little wink and a nod and asked her if she enjoyed wearing her brother’s hand me downs. I brushed it off with a laugh and explained that no, the shirt was hers. The exchange baffled me though. Girls can like Star Wars and other sci fi things too, DUH.

Star Wars mom

Pictured; Not just a boys thing (Photo: greg11373)

Eventually I came to have a fun group of like-minded friends (some parents, some not) who enjoyed the same things I do, including Star Wars (and basically anything geeky). Like myself, a lot of women who get into sci fi and geek stuff are introverts, so finding people I could relate to wasn’t always easy. But it was worth it.

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79 Comments

  1. AmazingE

    November 15, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Why do you have to make my life so hard, Frances? WHYYYYY???

    Seriously, I love the shit out of Eve, but now I might have to love you just a little bit more.

    • Eve Vawter

      November 15, 2013 at 11:27 am

      WHAT THE FUCK? down voted

    • AmazingE

      November 15, 2013 at 11:34 am

      DON”T MAKE ME CHOOSE!!!! I honestly don’t think I could.

    • Frances Locke

      November 15, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      DOWN VOTE. BANNED.

    • Eve Vawter

      November 15, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      down vote war! BANNED

    • Frances Locke

      November 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      INFINITY BANNED

    • Frances Locke

      November 15, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      YAY!

  2. Julia Sonenshein

    November 15, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Frances..don’t kill me. I’ve never seen Star Wars. Can I come over and watch with you and yours?

    • Maria Guido

      November 15, 2013 at 1:22 pm

      Me neither. (hides behind Julia)

    • Carrie Murphy

      November 15, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      Me neither!

    • keelhaulrose

      November 15, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      I’ve seen them once, a long time ago, and when people bring up the finer points it’s like I haven’t seen them at all.

    • JLH1986

      November 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      WHAAAAATTTTT? (Said in a minion voice)

    • Frances Locke

      November 15, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      This just won’t stand!

    • Ddaisy

      November 16, 2013 at 6:23 am

      Confession: I saw them when I was 15 and I thought Hayden Christensen was hot, so I really liked the prequels. Almost ten years later, I still automatically reverse to that frame of mind, so… I still really like the prequels.

      Now I feel like I need to go cower shamefully in the corner…

  3. LiteBrite

    November 15, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Don’t hate me Frances, but I immediately thought of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zWNJHS9PBE

    Btw, you and my husband should go bowling some time. He too LOVES Star Wars, to a point where his deep knowledge kind of scares me at times. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Frances Locke

      November 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Return of the dorks!!

  4. Carinn Jade

    November 15, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Oh we are Star Wars fans in my house. My husband is the die-hard but I am more than willing to participate. And it has rubbed off on my 4yo big time. He has 2 or 3 star wars shirts (oh, right, he was wearing one in HONY with his pink cast!). But something happened recently that destroyed my husband…our son said “Daddy, I’ve never seen the end of Star Wars (it’s true he hasn’t made it through yet, he just watches the first hour over and over). (SPOILER ALERT) When do I get to see Darth Vader tell Luke that he’s his father?” “If you haven’t seen the end, how do you know Darth is Luke’s father?” “I saw it on Pitch Perfect.” It’s a mixed up weirdo household we live in.

  5. EX

    November 15, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I loved Star Wars as a kid and will always have a soft spot in my heart for the series. I do have some people in my life who are pretty serious geeks. Are you familiar with the website thinkgeek.com? It is an awesome place to buy gifts for the geeks in your life (no I don’t work for them – just like to shop there!).

  6. historychick79

    November 15, 2013 at 11:38 am

    My best friend (female) was appalled when we moved in together after college and she learned I hadn’t watched all 3 of the original movies; she orchestrated a marathon viewing just to get me up to speed. Now, my son is 3. He was Darth Vader last year for Halloween, though he definitely prefered the light saber to the actual costume (note–don’t give a 2 yr old a light saber). My husband has asked me a few times already if he is old enough to watch the movies. Since the kid gets nervous watching the cartoon Robin Hood (“the tiger is mean mommy, so mean. I don’t like this”), I don’t think we’re quite there yet, but it’s going to happen.

    • Andrea

      November 15, 2013 at 11:58 am

      I would have been appalled as well and would have done what she did.

    • LiteBrite

      November 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      My husband was appalled when I said I hadn’t seen “Caddyshack” or “Stripes” and made me watch both before he would consider taking the relationship to the next level. Okay, I’m exaggerating. Sort of. But I do think that if I hadn’t seen any Start Wars movie it would’ve been a deal-breaker.

    • Justme

      November 16, 2013 at 9:00 am

      On rainy days in college, my roommate and I would forgo class and instead stay home, curled up in bed with day-long marathons of LotR and HP. Every morning when it is raining and I have to go to work, I text her to see if we can just call in sick and have a movie day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. pineapplegrasss

    November 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    My son was introduced to Star Wars at 5. My husband made him watch from Episode I first and we never told him that Anakin was to turn into Darth Vader or that DV was Lukes father and watched his reactions as it all played out. And it has transcended into Star Wars Legos in my house. If anybody else does Star Wars Legos you know what I mean. Little Lego Wookies and Boba Fetts and Jango Fett too etc. Its gotten so bad that I don’t even care anymore when I sweep up some random storm trooper helmet. (Of course, DV has a prime spot on the shelf, we would never sweep up his helmet, he was $20 on e-bay)

  8. deliciousironing

    November 15, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    So, yeah, I have a son named Anakin and so no one is excluded at our house, an infant named James Tiberius (Every franchise is welcome!) Oddly enough, and you touched on an interesting point about girls, it never occurred to us to give our daughter a scifi name. Of course she was our first and we weren’t aware that having kids was supposed to be FUN yet.

    • gothicgaelicgirl

      November 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm

      you are a legend!!! my friend had twin girls and is a massive Final Fantasy nerd. specifically X and X-2. so she called her girls after two of the characters- Rikku and Yuna (ree-koo and yoo-nah) beautiful names for beautiful girls.
      when she had her son she named him Auron, again after a FF character. her second son was Dante from Devil May Cry. =)
      needless to say, she’s considered one of the cool moms

    • Himani

      November 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      That’s so awesome! My kids are named Clyde (Orange ghost in Pac-Man) and John Marston (Red Dead Redemption).
      I need to meet your friend, lol!

    • Stale Sunshine

      November 16, 2013 at 10:09 am

      Love all of the names! We named our daughter Faye Valentine after a character in one of our favorite animes Cowboy Beebop.

    • gothicgaelicgirl

      November 16, 2013 at 11:56 am

      I LOVE Cowboy Bebop!!!
      I always liked Chihiro!

    • gothicgaelicgirl

      November 16, 2013 at 11:56 am

      that’s fantastic, I LOVE the Red Dead reference! I also had a thing for the name Leon for ages from Resi 4 (best one in my opinion!)

    • Carinn Jade

      November 15, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      Nice! We very seriously considered Anakin.

    • CrazyLogic

      November 15, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      Zelda is an actual name. Leia is too (variant of Leah). If you want to go into Star Wars EU level of dork…Mara Jade.

      Yes I am going to pitch with the theoretical father for these names ๐Ÿ˜›

  9. Alex

    November 15, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    My wife and I are collaborating with my sister-in-law and her husband over our 3- year old nephew’s geek training.

    My wife and her sister will handle Star Trek, with her sister probably also taking on Doctor Who and my wife handling Harry Potter and Lord Of The Rings. I, along with the kid’s dad, will likely be responsible for Star Wars and general comics (haven’t figured out yet how we’ll split up who will teach him Marvel and who will teach him DC).

    And maybe how to tie his shoes, if there’s time.

    • pineapplegrasss

      November 15, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      Good plan. My 8yr old son can build a Lego X Wing fighter, and I still tie (double knot) his sneakers every day

  10. Haradanohime

    November 15, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I’m a huge Star Wars fan. I never understood why it is such a stigma to be a girl and love sci-fi. I always got weird looks exiting the book store with my stack of latest copies of manga, Star Wars, or Star Trek novels. It wasn’t until college that I finally got acceptance with the release of the (new) first trilogy (EP 1-3). Opening night for Ep 2 in my local AMC Theatre tons of Jedi walking around opening brandishing their lit lightsabers (hah try that now you’d be kicked out!) Showing their support for one side or the other. My Ex, my roommate, and I also dressed but not to the hilt as others. Being the misfit I was I, I was dressed in all black and had my Count Dooku’s lightsaber (seriously such a unique design!) The ushers seated us and went through the entire make sure all devices are turned off . yadda yadda”…Or we’ll sick the three in the center row on you with their lightsabers!” Everyone cheered even though it was a warning because it was all in good fun.

    You should be glad that your daughter is enjoying this now as back then we were all in the “girls can’t like (insert fandom of choice.)” It now more socially acceptable for girls to like things that would stigmatize them as a tom boy or unfeminine back in the day. (What about drooling over a younger Harrison Ford is unfeminine?) I’m glad I’m a “misfit” I’ve always been into things that are not exactly girly, but I enjoyed them and that is what counts in the end. So Boo to typecasting, and love for all girls and their “unconventional” habits!

  11. LadyClodia

    November 15, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    We’re very geeky and nerdy at our house, but I’ve had a hard time getting my older son into it. At almost 5 he’s not ready for a lot of the movies, and while I’d be OK showing him Star Trek or Star Wars or maybe even Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings he wouldn’t be able to handle it. He’s very sensitive to violence; he didn’t even like the fake fights in the campy Batman series from the 60’s. I’ve tried him on a few of the Marvel cartoons, and he’s not OK with most of them. He just recently started playing the Lego Marvel Superheroes game, and he’s learning some of the characters, but I really think he’s more interested because it’s Lego. He loves My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, and I do too, so that’s cool, but I sort of wish he liked more of the stuff that I like. I think that my toddler will be more receptive to the geeky stuff when he’s older, so maybe for both of them it will just take a few more years.

    • carosaurusrex

      November 15, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      I watch MLP sometimes and it is awesome. I don’t have kids. Judge me if you must haha. Maybe your son would like Avatar? I love both Avatar series so much and I think they’re great for kids because they have lots of action and cool stuff happening, but also happen to teach a lot of great values, like the importance of working together. And they aren’t as violent as some other kids cartoons out there (because of the way the fighting is done…watch part of an episode and you’ll see what I mean). I’m trying to get my nephew into it because I am tired of watching the same two things with him (that would be Thomas the Tank and Ice Age..yawn).

    • pixie

      November 15, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      I’ve seen all the MLP: FiM episodes and am insanely excited for the new season to start (November 23, same day as the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special!). I don’t have kids and haven’t watched any episodes while watching my young cousins. I watch them by myself. Yay me. I don’t really care if people judge me, it’s an awesome show with great morals.

    • carosaurusrex

      November 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      My boyfriend has been texting me a countdown every day since the beginning of the month for the 50th. Obsessed. We have the “Van Gogh” painting of the Tardis exploding in our dining room. Definitely a Whovian household. And yes, MLP is great, Twilight Sparkle is definitely my spirit pony hahaha.

    • pixie

      November 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      I have the Dalek “To Victory” poster hanging over my bed right now. I dressed as Derpy for halloween this year (and I was Pinkie Pie two years ago). Fluttershy is most likely my spirit pony lol.

    • carosaurusrex

      November 15, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      I want that “To Victory” design on a t-shirt so bad. I actually have a friend who has done custom shirts for me in the past, I should probably make this happen. Not related to parenting at all, but does it ever annoy anyone else that one cannot easily find graphic tees sized for women?

    • LadyClodia

      November 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      Hmm, yeah, I hadn’t thought about Avatar. I’ve seen a few episodes of the first one, and it’s good; I just never managed to watch all of them.
      No judging here about MLP. My son only recently got into it, like over the summer, but my husband and I have been watching from the beginning. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • carosaurusrex

      November 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      The new one (Legend of Korra) is great too, though the second season took a few episodes before it got interesting–super glad to see another great role model for little kids–one who just happens to be a girl! I also recently started watching Samurai Jack, a Cartoon Network series that’s about 10 years old. I haven’t seen enough of it to speak to its overall level of violence, but it doesn’t seem too scary, and the animation is really striking and lovely.

    • LadyClodia

      November 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      My husband liked Samurai Jack when it was on, but I didn’t really care for it. For a long time my husband and I watched more cartoons and anime than other tv shows. But my son gets freaked out by certain visuals, so I’m not sure how he’d handle Samurai Jack. We recently found my Count Duckula dvds, so we’re going to try to get him hooked on that. And dear lord, that show is 25 years old now. My son does prefer the classic cartoons like Looney Toons, Tom & Jerry, and the Pink Panther, so I guess he’s OK with some violence if it’s really cartoony.

  12. JustAGuest

    November 15, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    So you say:

    “Star Wars and other so-called geek fare isnโ€™t typically something one would think of when thinking of being a mom, especially when youโ€™re the mother of daughters.”

    and then

    “Girls can like Star Wars and other sci fi things too, DUH.”

    This seems inconsistent. If it’s a “DUH” that girls can like Star Wars (which I agree), why is it something you wouldn’t think of “especially” when you’re the mother of daughters? It seems like you have some internalized stereotyping going on here that maybe you haven’t noticed. Just something to think about.

    • Carrie Murphy

      November 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      I think the first comment is referring to general ‘one,’ as in, society as a whole, not Frances herself.

    • Frances Locke

      November 15, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      Carrie is right, I was talking about society’s take on it in the first quote you mentioned.

  13. pixie

    November 15, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    I’m very much my dad’s daughter when it comes to my love for sci-fi and geeky stuff. I watched the original Star Wars trilogy when I was very young, thought transformers were awesome, grew up with Tolkien books, and was introduced to Douglas Adams at a fairly young age. My mom doesn’t not like sci-fi’geektastic things, but she’s just not as into it as my dad and I were. I’ve also far exceeded my dad in geekiness, but I’m teaching him the ways (I’ve occasionally caught him watching Doctor Who recently *happy dance*).
    I haven’t seen the whole new trilogy, however. I think my dad and I got partway through the second movie and gave up because we didn’t like it and never bothered to watch the third. Maybe I’ll try again some day.
    Also, when I have to write papers for school, the Harry Potter series is my go-to for having something playing in the background.

    • AmazingE

      November 16, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      I wish I could give this like a billion up votes!!! I love Douglas Adams and especially the Hitchiker’ s Guide books.

  14. keelhaulrose

    November 15, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I’m a mother who, when my grandmother-in-law laid her hand on my stomach and proclaimed I was not only pregnant, but pregnant with red-headed twin coys, looked at the family and announced that if she was right I’m naming them Fred and George and if there was a lot of complaint I’d name them Gred and Forge. I get the geek mom thing. I’m also one of those geeks who, when I get really into something, I get REALLY into it and can spout random facts at the drop of a hat and will debate other fans over little points. It’s actually why I’ve been avoiding Dr. Who. I know I’ll love it, and I am terrified I’ll turn into a neglectful mom trying to catch up.
    My five year old actually walked up to me one day and said “Mom, it’s time.” I was confused at first, I thought I was late for something, but she said “I’m ready to start Harry Potter”. One of the top ten most exciting mom moments of my life. I love having something to share with my daughter, something I can use a common knowledge of to have some talks about serious things.
    Rock on, Star Wars mom.

    • chickadee

      November 15, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      You will love Doctor Who. Don’t skip the Ninth Doctor.

    • AmazingE

      November 16, 2013 at 10:34 am

      I would say don’t skip any of them if you can. Some of the early stories are pretty great, and it’s interesting to see the evolution of the character over the years.

      I’d also recommend The Sarah Jane Adventures if you can get it. It’s a Doctor Who spinoff that’s geared more at tweens/teens, and it’s really pretty good. My oldest loves it.

    • chickadee

      November 16, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      I have to confess that while I find the EARLY-early episodes to be very good, anything after Tom-Baker-Doctor makes me kind of cringe and feels super-campy at times.

      And I am not pleased with Series 7 post-“Angels Take Manhattan,” since it seems much more plot-driven with characters thrown in for ballast. Clara is a cipher.

    • AmazingE

      November 16, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      Oh, I agree, a lot of the post Tom Baker stories are super campy and ridiculous, but for me that’s part of their charm. I honestly don’t know how I feel about Clara. I don’t hate her, but I don’t really feel that attached to her either.

      And Torchwood is pretty great too, even if it’s a bit silly at times.

    • chickadee

      November 16, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      Part of the problem, I think, is that Russell Davies was in charge of the series that I really enjoyed, which focused on story and character development, which Moffatt tries to shove in as many cool puzzles and twists as he can, and the characters are just kind of along for the ride. Plus, Moffatt isn’t particularly interested in developing strong women, and that’s the issue I have with Clara. For pete’s sake, in the last ep she says she was born to sacrifice herself for the Doctor….!

    • AmazingE

      November 17, 2013 at 8:54 am

      Ugh, that line really bugged me. Have you seen any of the promos for the 50th anniversary special? I’m super excited for it, even though one of my least favorite companions is in it.

      I’ll always be glad that Davies helped bring it back and make it popular again, but overall I think some of the best episodes there are of the new series are ones that he didn’t write. I’m still bitter about the season 4 finale, Davros deserved way better than that.

    • chickadee

      November 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      I haven’t yet, mostly because we don’t care to pay $200/month to get BBCA and thus I will have to wait until Dec. 1 when iTunes gets it to watch it….but what I’ve heard is pretty good.

      I actually am bitter about Donna, who got the shaft in a massive way. I was fine with Davros’ end, but it took me a long time to get over what happened to Donna.

      And I think we probably disagree about former companions, too….!

    • AmazingE

      November 17, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      And that’s okay, it’s good to disagree sometimes. Truth is, she had her moments where she was really great and I liked her. I just didn’t really like the romantic aspect of her relationship with the Doctor.

      I will never be able to forgive what they did to Donna, not if I live as long as the Doctor himself. I won’t get into here because I’ll end up writing a book, but I did not take it well at all.

    • chickadee

      November 17, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      Yeah, I’m completely in the Rose-love boat, and I was also okay with the romantic relationship since it seemed to me that the Doctor, post-Gallifrey-death, needed someone to ground and center him and it got more intense than the previous companion relationships. And I can pretty much write a book about the psychological aspects of the situation that lead to a relationship, but no one wants to hear that.

      Donna gets screwed, Martha gets to fight on. How is that fair?

    • chickadee

      November 17, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      WAIT. I have just learned (because I didn’t do my proper research) that we can go see The Day of the Doctor in 3D at Cinemark theatres on Monday, Nov. 25. The universe DOES love me!

    • chickadee

      November 16, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      We’ve been watching “Torchwood,” which I do like — I’m pretty horrified by the fact that Series 8 isn’t premiering on BBC1 until AUGUST. I think it’s time Stephen Moffatt either pulls some of irons out of the fire or lets someone else take over the Doctor.

    • moonie27

      November 15, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Harry Potter the movie or Harry Potter the books? I don’t know how I feel about people seeing the movies before reading the books….O.o

    • keelhaulrose

      November 16, 2013 at 1:16 am

      We read the book, then watch the movie after. She loves discussing the differences. After the first movie the first words out of her mouth were “mommy, where’s Peeves? He’s so funny!” We had a discussion about stupid things movie producers do to save time and/or money, and that Peeves was sacrificed for both reasons.

    • moonie27

      November 16, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      cute! Also, yay for doing it right! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Katja Yount

    November 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    My fiance recently joined the 501st and with it befriended an array of wonderful geeks and nerds. Some of those geeks and nerds have just so happened to reproduce and create their own nerdlings. One of the women I’ve met through our group has an online presence as Pink Sith with avatars depicting a pin up Darth Vader and runs her own make up blog. She’s also a mom who tries to wrangle her kid in when we go out to events.

  16. Byron

    November 15, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Unless your kids grow up to be idiot poser jocks or some weird thing, I fail to see why they’d be embarassed! Geekdom has taken over by now. To be a geek mom in a world with farmville and angry birds on every single person walking around is….to be a mom, basically. Also, with the new SW movies on the horizon, by the time your kids are teenagers SW will most likely be the cool thing on the horizon rather than the lame geeky thing it was in the 80s.

    Back 20 years ago, my mom played a DnD spinoff game (Hero Quest) with me. Now, THAT’S some uncharted teritorry and things you wouldn’t think a mom would do, taking the context of the era.

    Oh and sorry but LotR is NOT sci-fi, it’s just fantasy. Unless you have some evidence to suggest the events happen in some spaceship’s VR platform or something, that is.

    • Justme

      November 16, 2013 at 9:01 am

      “Idiot poser jocks”…..what in the world does that mean?

  17. CrazyLogic

    November 15, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I plan on bringing my future theoretical child to it’s first comicbook/anime/sci-fi/whatever-else-geeky-I-go-to convention…whenever the soonest convention in the area I’m in is being held.

    Dr. Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Zelda, Comics and comic movies and Pokemon will be bonding things from birth.

  18. Jessi

    November 16, 2013 at 12:50 am

    I am counting down the time until I can share with my son the glorious perfection that is Breaking Bad. He is not even two years old.

    Um, yeah, it’s an obsession. It may not be sci-fi, but I can safely say that the amount of time I spend online and in real life dissecting the show, the abundance of Breaking Bad-related art in my home- all of which I created myself, and the fact that I literally chased down some dude in the grocery store parking lot today just so I could tell him that I loved his Los Pollos Hermanos t-shirt, classifies as “geekery.”

    Ours is a special kind of love, and I know it will last forever โค๏ธ

  19. Leia

    November 16, 2013 at 5:07 am

    I LOVE YOU!!! <3

  20. Ruthie

    November 17, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I grew up in a huge Star Wars house and now I want nothing to do with any of it.

    • FaintlyXMacabre

      November 17, 2013 at 11:56 am

      Interesting. I always wonder how my friends’ kids will turn out, since at this stage of their lives they mostly seem to function as props for their parents endless photo shoots. I mean I get the nerd thing but its not really unique anymore. Everyone’s a nerd for something!

    • chickadee

      November 17, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      I tried really hard not to inflict my fan-ness on my daughters as a ‘thing,’ but I did encourage them to watch and read the things I like, and it’s worked out pretty well.

    • FaintlyXMacabre

      November 17, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      It can be tough. I’ve had to repress the urge to shove all thing Harry Potter down DD’s throat. Daily.

    • chickadee

      November 17, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      My problem was manga and anime…it didn’t take with my eldest, but my youngest is happily ensconced in it.

  21. More About Lasik

    November 17, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Awesomeness!

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  24. Rowan

    March 31, 2014 at 4:13 am

    My son had a girl friend (“she’s NOT my girlfriend, she’s a friend who’s a girl”) round to play and asked her if she liked Star Wars. When she said she wasn’t sure if it was a Girl Thing, I told her girls were absolutely allowed to love Star Wars. First words when she got picked up that evening: “Mummy, can you get me a lightsaber?”

    I am currently building a Lego Death Star. It is beyond awesome.

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