I'm beginning to have an understanding of what my father felt when he came home after working all day, grabbed our baseball mitts, and stepped into my room to ask if I wanted to play catch. He would usually find me on the floor of my room, in the midst of a galactic battle between good and evil, Empire and Rebellion. Now that I'm a father, I find myself with two young daughters who have the same view of their father as their grandfather once held.
This is Offbeat Families's archive of star wars posts.
You know what the last week of September means to me? That we're inching ever closer to Halloweeeeeeeen! So you can imagine how tickled I was when I found this gallery of face painting inspiration. My four-year-old isn't a fan of paint all over his face, but I don't mind it… so I might totally try some of these on myself.
uys, summer is almost upon is… which means it's TOTALLY time to get ready for con season! We've chatted about taking a small child to a con (totally doable), but never before have we waded into aspirational con territory for many a parent-child duo: taking your teen to a con. Luckily there are tons of options this time of year — there's a con for just about every form of geekery you can drum up. Harry Potter fan? Check. Horror movie aficionado? You got it.
My kids love Star Wars. I'm not even sure how they learned about it in the first place, as they had't even seen the movies until recently, but they've have loved them just the same. When we decided last year we'd have our kids make each other gifts for the holidays, I knew at least a few of them would have to be Star Wars-themed. I saw this Star Wars preschool pack and knew it would be just the thing for my daughter to use to make a gift for her brother. When I shared the idea with her she was super excited. We decided that we'd use some of the images to make a memory matching game and also some stick puppets.
CALLING ALL BREEDERS OF BABY NERDS: it's about to get reeeeal cute and real nerdy in here! When I happily found ThinkGeek's V is For Vader onesie ($19.99) I immediately started making a list of everyone I knew who a) has a newborn and b) loves Star Wars. Fortunately for ThinkGeek, that list is long and mighty! And fortunately for you, the nerdy baby offerings don't stop there.