We took to the girls to school to watch Star Wars on the classroom’s big pull down screen because if you’re going to watch Star Wars for the first time, you can’t watch it on our tiny tv at home.
All they knew of Star Wars is what the Lego movies have taught them, which, while truly entertaining, just isn’t the same.
My husband and I decided it was time, so we brought them to his classroom under false pretenses. We distracted them with kids meals from Sonic (also a first) while hubs hooked his laptop up to the projector.
They were none the wiser until the iconic music began blaring from the classroom’s speakers. They looked up from their tater tots with wide eyes. Then hubs pulled the large screen down and the magic began.
Driving home afterward, I felt I should’ve attached cans to the car and a sign saying “Just watched Star Wars for the first time!”
They loved it, of course, and their lives will never be the same. If only we could all go back and experience it again for the first time.
Does anyone else remember their first time? (Now don’t get carried away. You know what I mean.)
Our next two Sundays are earmarked for episodes V and VI. Episodes I-III will be fine on our small screen at home. Episode VII, however, may elicit another trip to school.