The other day, Sloan came walking into the living room, Tia trailing quick at his heels. He grasped in his hand his new Light Saber, which he got as an early Christmas gift from his cousins over Thanksgiving. For some reason he is obsessively into Star Wars, which is a mystery to me because he's never actually seen any of the movies. It's not that we don't want him to watch them, it's just that I don't really know that he'll enjoy the movies all that much given the fact that they are a little slow and, well, boring.
Somewhere out there, I know there's a group of Star Wars addicts who are putting some voodoo intergalactic hex on me. Sorry, I just never really got it with those movies. Anyway, moving on. Sloan rounded the corner and held his sword up proudly.
"Mom," he announced, "I am Darth Vader."
"Oh," I murmered trying to sound impressed.
"Yeah, and Tia is my girlfriend. Her name is Melissa."
At this point I look up, my eyebrows raised, trying to figure out how in the world I should respond to this.
"Wow, Melissa huh?" I said.
"Yep, she's my girlfriend Melissa." Turning to Tia, he throws his arms out wide and she ducks slightly to avoid being whacked across the head with a light saber.
"Melissa," he exclaims loudly, "Bow down to me!"
Tia just stares at him.
"Bow down to me!" he repeats. And still Tia does not move.
"Tia, you're supposed to bow down to me. I'm Darth Vader."
"Uh-uh, Hol (Sloan)," Tia responds indignantly.
Turning to me Sloan throws his light saber down. "Mom, Tia is my girlfriend Melissa and she won't bow down to me."
Honestly, I had no response so I stood there silently for a minute before saying, "Okay, who wants a snack?"
I think it's time we showed him the movies...