Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Come to The Dark Side...It's Fun!
Maybe it's a little boy thing. Or maybe it's just a Duncan thing. He does have a little bit of a naughty streak in him, after all. To Duncan, Bad Guys are actually the good ones.
A couple of months ago we watched a few minutes of Star Wars: a New Hope. Duncan was instantly sucked in. The robots, the light sabers (pronounced "savers"), the pure epicness of Darth Vader. Wait...what? Yes, that's right. If Duncan were Luke Skywalker, he would have gone to The Dark Side the first time Daddy asked. We spent the next month fighting with our pretend light sabers, and losing limbs all over the place (only to miraculously regrow.) It was fun!
For some reason there's always a bad guy in shows geared for toddlers. The person being mean, the scary monster, the loud dinosaur...yep, these are all favorites.
But Duncan did catch me by surprise this past weekend. We watched a little too much Harry Potter (Duncan calls him "Fairy Potter) over the weekend. I think Duncan liked "Fairy." He began brandishing his own wand (usually a pencil or piece of a Superstructs set) and shouting "Disappeared!" at people and things (with his own sound effects, naturally.) Then he told us, "You're disappeared." Then with some complicated wand action, we were re-appeared. It was great fun. The surprise came when Duncan and Justin had a little discussion at bedtime. "Are you Harry Potter, Duncan?" Usually questions like this are simply answered, "No, I'm Duncan." But this time his response was, "No I'm Duncan Snape." Snape! SNAPE! Oh geez.