Maggie, 8, watched most of Star Wars for the first time last night, but she was too tired to finish the movie, so she went to bed.
As I type this, she is watching the movie, again, from the beginning, with her sisters, Audrey, 6, and Sadie, almost 3 — although in fairness to this father, my wife and I believe the latter will fall asleep shortly.
I read the opening to Audrey — the scroll of words across the stars — so she could follow the basic story line. And I watched the beginning with them. I was explaining that the Storm Troopers were not androids or robots, but people in armor, and that they were bad guys.
Maggie, 8: “They’re not bad guys, they just believe different things.”
Audrey, 6: “The good guys believe in God.”
Wow! We’ll talk through this later.
-Colin Foote Burch