After being interrupted the day we started Return of the Jedi, Besh finally got to see the rest of it this week. He definitely enjoyed it (we don’t mind the Ewoks in this family) and we’ve had a few conversations about it already. But this was my favorite.
Besh: “Daddy, did Luke cut off Darth Vader’s real hand or was it just the costume hand?”
Me: “That was his real hand.”
“Why did he do that?”
“He did it to end the fight. And remember, that’s what Darth Vader did to him in Empire Strikes Back.”
“Oh.” He thinks about this a second. “Well, then that’s fair. Darth Vader did it to him so he did it to Darth Vader. That’s okay then. That’s fair.”
I didn’t want to have the whole eye-for-an-eye conversation with him just yet. Partly because I was tired and mostly because he’s still only four years old. But at least we have a platform.
And speaking of fun things to talk to your four year old, last night Besh put on his jacket, reached into his pocket and pulled out his fist. He’s been known to bring home rocks, twigs, various kid stuff from school (which all go back the next day).
Besh: “Look what I found! It’s a rock! I think it’s from a volcano or something.”
The rock did look a bit…off. It wasn’t the smoother rocks typically found at his school. It looked darker, but with bits of color.
Mommy: “Besh, can I see that?” Besh brings it to her and she inspects it. “Um, yeah, this isn’t a rock, Besh. It’s poop.”
“How do you know it’s poop?”
“Well, there’s a piece of corn in it.”
After some vigorous hand washing, I think we all laughed for about 30 minutes over Mommy’s line.