Out of all of the band-aids available, Sprout picked Star Wars. Upon seeing the bandage, the Bean too became excited and before we knew it the kids both kids suddenly had a host of mysterious owies that needed to be covered.
My kids have not yet seen Star Wars, though they know that such a thing exists. As the kids were in the other room fetching the box of bandages, I said to WonderWife™, “I wonder if the big surprise of Star Wars will still be a secret by the time the Bean is ready to watch them.”
WonderWife™ cocked her head, gently reminding me of her non-geek nature and therefore her ignorance of what I was referring to.
“You know,” I said, “who Luke’s father really is.”
A few years ago I had a conversation with some colleagues at work who were a decade younger than me, who told me that they grew up always knowing who Darth Vader was in relation to Luke. This is sad, because that moment in Empire is one of the best twists in movie history.
Just then, the Bean noticed that Anikin adorned one of the band-aids.
“Hey it’s Anikin!” he shouted. “He grows up to be Darth Vader!”
WonderWife™ looked at me. “Well, there goes that.”