Storm Troopers in the Bedroom, Oh My!
When Storm Troopers invade you bedroom you duck under the covers as they are likely carrying Nerfguns set to stun!
A true delight in my house is my youngest son’s love of costumes. For many years I went everywhere with a superhero. Batman, Spiderman, Cap
tainAmerica, Superman or Iron Man were my constant companions. Elijah really did not want storm trooper costumes he wanted to be Commander Rex from the Clone Wars. At the time our costume store sources were unable to accommodate.
Storm troopers are part of a universe I understand.
I sat enthralled along with hundreds of others in a 1977 movie theater watching George Lucas unroll the iconic galactic fantasyland that has shaped the America culture. Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and the evil Lord Vader shaped my understanding of movie magic. Where I hit a learning curve in my male dominated family was with comic book characters.
Superman, Wonder Woman and Spiderman were only in my peripheral vision as a young girl. Did you know there are (at bare minimum) two different universes of popular comic book characters. Just today, when I called my husband to ask who the “Red Guy” superhero my son used to adore was, I got asked, ” DC or Marvel comics? Superhero name or Alter Ego name?” For those like me, you will need a chart to check to tell them apart. Want to geek out? Read History of Clones on wookieepedia.com. Clones were actually the good guys once.
These costumes get smiles everywhere we go.
Males of all ages call out the name of the character my son is wear or at times will strike the characters signature pose, or sing the theme song. A remembrance of long lazy summer afternoons with friends reading or acting out the adventures of Batman and Robin, perhaps?
What does the prepared mom do when storm troopers invade the the bedroom?
Grab her own hidden warrior princess Nerf gun and blast those guys into fits of laughter. Oh, and by the way, all the Storm Troopers I’ve met eat pancakes for breakfast!
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