Monday, February 2, 2009

Padawan, Jedis, and Masters

We did it! We surely did! We watched seven movies in 24 hours and slept a little and ate a lot. The boys wanted to watch them in chronological order so we started with Episode I and II and then the animated movie, The Clone Wars on Friday evening finishing around 11:45 p.m. We had a yummy breakfast of Grandpa’s specialty: French toast, Smokie sausages and fresh fruit and then resumed Episode III around 8:15 a.m. on Saturday. We finished Episode VI around 5:00 p.m. A couple of the grandsons never got out of their pj’s until it was time to take them home.

It was such a great education for Grandpa and me! Since Grandpa and I could only remember watching one of the movies before—maybe two, it was particularly fun to get the whole story in 24 hours. I would definitely like to watch them again—but not in 24 hours!

Boys are so fun!. Kent passed out Sith sticks regularly whenever the Sith had a critical part in the drama. They prepared us for key scenes and readily explained when we didn’t understand what or why something was happening. They anticipated favorite lines and then laughed en masse at them. It was hilarious—so great!

Two of the boys had not seen The Clone Wars movie. That was twelve year old Grif’s favorite movie because it had so many funny lines. Eight year old Hale liked Episode II – the part in the Geonosian Arena with the beast-like creatures. Ten year old David like the Ewoks wiping out the Imperial Stormtroopers in Episode VI and fourteen year old Kent’s favorite part was the fight between Obi-Wan Kenobi and General Grievous.

The saddest part of all to me was when Anikan helped Palpatine kill Mace Windu and then committed to the Dark Side. C3PO was probably my favorite character but then I also liked Padme and Yoda and then oh my, there are so many good ones! Jabba the Hutt was so disgusting! Okay, so I am just writing this because I am proud that I can remember and say these names. I had to have Mace Windu repeated at least seven times! The boys were so unbelievably patient!

I wish I could remember twelve year old Steven’s favorite part but I do know his favorite line was by Padme in answer to the question, “ Is this a diplomatic solution?” “ No, I call it an aggressive negotiation.”

My favorite line of the whole weekend was on Friday when Kent came in the door and saw the Sith Sticks and Yoda Soda and said, “Grandma, you are so much fun!” Maybe I should die now—it can’t get any better than that.

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