More and more this is the scene in our living room. We had to buy a kitchen timer to make sure everyone gets a fair and impartial turn. They kids (and daddy) have discovered the lego star wars games and the lego batman games for the playstation. I like these games, the characters and world is built from legos and when something is hit, it breaks apart into lego pieces. To me, it satisfies John's manly need for a level fun with no more violence then when he smashes his cars together.
Playing the videos games has led to the kids wanting to see the movies. Since Brian and I are both HUGE Star Wars nerds, it's like Christmas morning for us. So we watched Episode one, for those of you who aren't big nerds. Its one of the newer, more recent movies. Then a few days later one of the ones from when I was a kid came on cable and the kids wanted to watch. They started asking about Darth Vadar, and I had to be the one to explain that he was Annikan gone bad. Gah, that was awful, it was like I had murdered Santa in front of them. Thankfully, it hasn't ruined anything for them.
And all of it has led to this... Emma's Star Wars book. She has decided to write her own version of Star Wars. If she leaves out Jar Jar, I might have to declare her more credible than Lucas.