I'm learning now, that Erik had his own fantasies of brainwashing our children and the total indoctrination appears to be complete. Any guess what Erik is into?
If you guessed, Spaceballs, you are wrong. Earlier this month when we were all deathly ill at some point, Erik borrowed all six Star Wars movies and now it is a ritual that he watches one of them with the kids every Friday night. (All of them except Episode 3, I won't let him show them that one yet. Although Luke did whisper in my ear today that Anakin turns into Darth Vader in that one. Sorry, spoiler alert for the two of you who have never seen the movies.)
The kids are obsessed. I'm irritated. Star Wars is for nerds. (While musicals are obviously for cool people.) My nerdy family now walks around all day quoting Star Wars and having light saber fights. I just roll my eyes. I tried to sit through The Return of the Jedi the other night, as I have never seen it, and stopped watching after about 20 minutes. You know it's bad when I'm staring at the timer on the DVD player, wondering when the movie will be over. Oh well. More time for me to lie on my bed and play Angry Birds I guess.
The kids thought it was super cool when Erik learned this trick for making your light saber light up in pictures. (Hint: It's a colored pencil held really close to the camera.)
The other night, while I was doing dishes, Erik mentioned that we should take some pregnancy pictures before this baby comes. Since I live in a house full of nerds, I jokingly said, "Can we just do a light saber pose and call it good?" He thought that would be awesome!
So there we have it. 38 weeks pregnant, doing the dishes and holding a fake light saber (colored pencil). How nerdy is that?