I actually miss the superheroes. I had learned where they all came from, what their powers were, what they looked like and more.
And then there was "Star Wars." Now, I have to say upfront that he's actually moved on from "Star Wars" to "Indiana Jones," but he still has a weakness for "Star Wars." And he's all about mixing characters from different movies, books, etc. into one big complicated world.
When I found out that the new "Star Wars" movie was going to be shown outside in a new park downtown, I knew that Biscuit and I would have to go. But I wanted it to be a surprise, so I didn't tell him.
They were encouraging people to dress up, and I knew Biscuit would be excited about that. And then I wondered if he would like it if I dressed up, too.
So I went into my closet and threw something together, then walked into the living room.
"Who am I?" I asked Biscuit.
Biscuit looked me up and down and said, "Ooo! You're Rey."
He guessed exactly who I was, so I told him what we were going to do the next night.
"Really?" Biscuit asked, his face lighting up. "Can I dress up, too?"
"Of course, you can," I told him.
I wanted to make sure that Biscuit was okay with me dressing up, too. If he said he didn't want me to, I wouldn't have. I mean, I was doing it for him in the first place, and I certainly didn't want to be one of those moms who tries to be younger than her age.
"Do you want me to dress up for the movie, too?" I asked him. "I just did it here at home to make you guess who I was."
"Yes, yes I do, Mom," Biscuit said. "You dress up like Rey, and I'll dress up like Han Solo. Because Han Solo was played by the same actor that plays Indiana Jones. So if I dress up like Han Solo, I can sort of be Indiana Jones, too."
Good Lord that child is single-minded!
So we got dressed up and went to see the movie. It was such a nice night. It was cool (especially for summer here!), and there was a breeze blowing. We stopped for takeout on the way, so we had some yummy food to eat, too.
|Playing at the park before the movie.|
|Rey (left) is from the newest movie, and this picture of Han Solos is from the first movie.|
|The area in front of the ropes was for people who were sitting on blankets. We |
brought our comfy chairs, and we were on the front row with a really good view.
And there's no telling what we'll have to learn about next!