A Child's Introduction to Star Wars, or Why is My Daughter Humming the Imperial March?

A long time ago, in a neighborhood not so far away . . .

 Just a girl and her stormtrooper.

Just a girl and her stormtrooper.

A young girl who was strong in the force, ahem, with a strong force of will, developed a genuine interest in one of the classic fables of recent times.

I have tried to expose my daughter to a wide variety of pop culture. I've been quite surprised at how much she has enjoyed and become interested in following. 

Although she's known about Star Wars for a few years through a couple of children's books, a few toys, and a tee shirt, it was not until recently that my daughter gained a genuine interest in the Star Wars mythology.

 This was the droid I was looking for. 

This was the droid I was looking for. 

Now, she's asking questions such as, "Who was the first Jedi?" and "How many Jedi had green lightsabers?" 

So, I recently purchased the new Little Golden Books based on the original trilogy. We've been watching the very clever Droids Tales series on Disney XD, which has depicted versions of the original trilogy that are fun and informative for my daughter and funny for me. We went to Target for #ForceFriday to check out (alright buy) new Star Wars goodies. We even attended the Hasbro's Star Wars Global Day of Play event. To be honest, if she wasn't a Star Wars fan before that event, she would have been afterward. She was able to check out many of the new Star Wars toys and games that were recently released.

Her favorites were the new Loopin' Chewie game, Star Wars Playdoh molds, and the new interchangeable lightsabers. My daughter also started playing with some of the new Star Wars action figures, the same type of action figures I played with as a child. Yeah, I was pretty emotional. 

 Using the Force to protect her Star Wars Global Day of Play event loot from evil. 

Using the Force to protect her Star Wars Global Day of Play event loot from evil. 

It has been pretty darn wonderful sharing something that has brought me such joy with my daughter. She is pretty much the same age I was when I saw Star Wars: A New Hope for the first time back in the late '70's. 

May the Force be with her. Although, she might be a Sith, since she loves The Imperial March. Could be worse. She could like Jar Jar Binks.

 See what I mean? Got a future Sith on my hands. 

See what I mean? Got a future Sith on my hands.