Yesterday, Cole created a full-on production of "Annie" in Lego. And no, not the cute red headed little imp from Broadway; it was a Star Wars musical about Ani, aka Anakin Skyewalker. And yes, while I was cleaning my microwave, I did overhear him singing, "My, my, this here Anakin guy…"
What I wouldn't give to have that kind of imagination back.
Carrie D. says
My son is also obsessed with SW legos or anything even remotely connected to Star Wars. In fact, DS just named his new goldfish Anakin. Love the passion he has for it, but it can be so tiring as its all he ever talks about.
Kim Hacking says
I love that photo!
Peg Graham says
I love Cole’s Lego creations. I’ll never forget his Lego ‘Rock Concert’. He’s an amazing boy.
My 7 year old is a SW/lego freak too, they’d bond.
I’d love to chat with you again tonight, but I’m afraid you’ll think I’m a stalker! :p
Love it!!! We were at Lego Land this past Friday night and I thought of your son when I saw all the Star Wars Legos. My son is only 3 so we are in the Duplo area but boy are those “big kid” Lego (or as my son would say, “yeggos”) cool!
Greta Williams says
Oh sure, Legos are great. But Weird Al…that boy of yours is showing his well-versed upbringing! 🙂
that just rocks. A Star Wars musical in the making. Maybe we’ll see him on Broadway one day…
Can you tell me where I might find the “dies” and their costs for the Revolution!
This machine sounds awesome!
Any time your kid breaks out in Weird Al lyrics you know you’re doing a Good Job parenting 😉
Totally not related, but wanted to let you know…I never knew who you were until I realized I kept going back to layouts from the same designer, CZ, and absolutely relating to them! Then, on my way to a cruise, not wanting to be bored on the trip (yeah, right) I picked up your sequel book! Ok, I know you’re probably use to women saying this, but I think you might possibly be my new best friend! I’m amazed by the way you write, as if I was in the same room…if only I could have thoughts flow so freely from my head!! I sometimes think, what the heck is wrong with me that I can’t just let it out?
Anyway, just thought you’d like to know about your new girlfriend in Sunny Southern Cali.
Your son rocks in an extremely hard way. 🙂
Ahhhh, my 9 yr old son sang that Star Wars song all summer…my my this here Anakin guy, may be Vader someday later, now he’s just a small fry…he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye saying “soon I’m gonna be a Jedi, soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”.
That’s all I can remember, LOL!
Maybe I’ll bump into in the Lego aisle at Toys-R-Us someday! You have a very cool and funny family 🙂 .
Mel in New Zealand says
My 7 yo is Star Wars nuts too. And Lego Star wars is even better. He constantly recites dialogue from the movies and I often find one of his lightsabres in my handbag!
I just want to say thanks for reminding me of the joy in music. I came to visit your blog after getting the wonderful invite from your second book, and have been back to visit often. Your posts about Crowded House and movie quotes and other things have brought back memories of favorite songs. I’m humming Violent Femmes at work, and singing Melissa Etheridge and Ani DiFranco songs in the car.
So, thanks for the nudge. And the inspiration.
Can’t find a link to email you, but read in your response to Ali Edwards on her blog regarding autism… that you were able to “rectify the food allergy situation with your kids with your own self-education.” I would love for you to elaborate as my 6-yr old daughter is allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts & treenuts.
allie p says
Two quick things:
Ten years ago, my friend’s hubby worked at a mega bio-tech firm and he eventually had a business card read his name and then in the space for title he had them print “Associate Jedi.” Coley man…you will always have the “force.”
Best movie line uttered by sweetie when I asked his opinion on an outfit: “You can’t handle the truth.” ala Jack Nickelsen A Few Good Men. Also used when attempting a bad Cooking Light receipe.
My 9 year old would blend right in that photo! He’s my Star Wars Junkie!! Love that!!
Wendy Inman says
Have to agree with another poster… when your kid starts busting out with Weird Al lyrics they are COOL LOL!
lol! Legos and Weird Al! sounds like an afternoon made in Boy Heaven! lol!!
Kari C. says
My boys love their Legos, too. It always amazes me the stuff they create and the amount of time they’re occupied by them. I’m forever stepping on Legos in my barefeet, but, that’s okay.
I can’t even tell you how much I laughed at your post. My 8 year old was/is obsessed with Star Wars and Star Wars Lego. And, now to add to it, Weird Al. I can so relate!
My middle son is loving Weird Al’s “Trapped in the Drive-Thru.” Apparently it’s hilarious if your 10.
thanks for the laugh!
My boys are way into Legos, too. My youngest, 6 years old, wanted to know how they are made and I found this:
Thought Cole might like it, too. 🙂
oh holy moses! i just snorted perfectly good chic fe la lemonade over “”My, my, this here Anakin guy…” LOL—only YOUR child would know that song! 😉