Each day I have a conversation with my son Luke.
He tells me he’s a Jedi.
He tells me he’s a Wookiee.
But he’s quite insistent that he is not a Wookiee Jedi.
Because he’s never seen a Wookiee Jedi in any of the Star Wars movies.
Luke turned four and his knowledge of Star Wars
scares inspires me. He can make Star Wars jokes. He can quote lines of dialogue. And he loves to point out errors in his Star Wars books (of which there are plenty).
But Luke’s abilities this past year have not just grown in relation to Star Wars. He’s a lot better able to carry on a conversation. He can tell stories and jokes. He can clean up after himself. He’s going to school every day and he likes it. For the most part.
I hope this next year is a good one for him. And that he eventually gets to see a Wookiee Jedi in a Star Wars movie.