Saturday, February 05, 2011

I Want to Be A Jedi When I Grow Up

Ezra with his first light saber Xmas '08

For the past few years whenever I have asked Ezra what he wants to be when he grows up, he has responded with, “a Jedi” (duh! What else would anybody want to be when they grow up!)  Ezra hasn’t believed in Santa Claus for quite sometimes but has been known to get in arguments with other kids at school on the existence of Jedi Knights.  I have noticed his belief in Jedis wavering a bit in the last year and last night I broke the news to him over dinner that Jedis aren’t really real.  He seemed mildly upset but he has held no grudge.  I’m kind of sad as a parent because this just means he’s getting older and all that wonderful “magical thinking” is beginning to wane.  This in no way diminishes our shared love for Star Wars though. 

I saw this commercial today which reminds me of Ezra’s “Jedi” years.