Sunday, October 11, 2009

Attack at the Independent Bookstore

We are a Lego-loving family. You may have noticed that we’re also big Star Wars fans. Plus, we’re fond of the pictorial guides published on science and science-like topics. So when my sister alerted us to a local book party for the launch of the Star Wars Lego Visual Dictionary, we had to go. It’s the grand trifecta for a preschool boy!

The party invite suggested costumes and noted that 501st Legion would be in attendance. “Stormtroopers, honey, we might get to see them,” I told Q-ster. He told me not to worry, as he would use the Force on them if they got too close. We got there a mite early, had plenty of time to wander the store, buy a copy of the book, enjoy a few Wookie Cookies, and admire the Lego spacecraft on display.

The boys paused to rest for a while, lightsabers by their sides. I’m not sure who Buster is texting, but he’s quite intent.

Q-ster looked so cute in his Obi-Wan costume that I couldn’t resist breaking out the boots I’d been saving for Christmas. He looooved his “Jedi boots” and clomped around for the rest of the day.

Q-ster shook hands with the promised Stormtroopers (who were a little short for Stormtroopers, but impeccably dressed) and waved at a Rebel Captain, who upon receiving a compliment for his costume, noted with a twinkle in his eye that “it’s a uniform, not a costume, ma’am.”

A most satisfying book party.


Bob said...

Nice boots. The Stormtrooper looks real good.

Anonymous said...

Ha! I love that - 'It's a uniform, not a costume.' I'm guessing that's the sort of person who writes 'Jedi' in the religion box at census time. :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome. I was wondering how it went!

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mayberry said...

So perfect - even without the Wookiee Cookiees!