Let me reiterate that Max has yet to see any of the Star Wars movies. But that isn’t stopping him (or us) from planning a fabulous George-Lucas-inspired party set in a galaxy far, far away.
It’s really Jac’s fault, er, doing. He started it, fed it and – in my humble opinion – is just as obsessed as the child is. So when Max started pining for a Star Wars themed fete, Jac said things like, “Ooooh! You know what would be cool? To do a video of Max as a Jedi and send THOSE out for invitations!” Max’s eyes shone with admiration for his brilliant father and it has been talk about the “invites” ever since.
Normally, I would totally be behind this. (Well, that’s probably not 100% true. I’m a stickler for a good old fashioned paper invite. Made by hand. Maybe with some glitter. But my time WILL come with Tess. Oh, yes. I foresee many a princess party in the future.) However, with baby #4 imminent, I’ve been feeling less Martha Stewart and more Large Marge. It’s just a lot of work, right? And I just know, I KNOW, that we’ll plan a party and set and date with “invites” and the whole deal and the baby will come THAT DAY. I was crying (yes, crying) about this the other day and Jac said, “So, we’ll move things around. You can’t tell the baby to wait.”
Oh, but I do!
I digress. The invites . . .
Jac mentioned the video route again yesterday which led to a trip to the fabric store to procure fabric worthy of a Jedi. We opted for something in a cotton, polyester blend and in dark brown. I think a long, long time ago, Obi Wan was sporting something with a little more texture, but it’s hard to find something along those lines. What can you do?
We also spent a good deal of time online trying to find a pattern to use. No dice for something in a child’s size. So . . .
Without a pattern and just my Jedi skills, I whipped out the robe seen above. I am very proud of myself. Of course, it could be wider, but we were a little short on the fabric – who knew a Jedi required more than 9 feet for a robe when they are only 3 feet tall? Not this padawan, I tell you what.
I think he looks stellar. Convincing, he is, as Yoda would say.
More to the point, Max loves it. That’s saying A LOT. He’s very particular.
Now it’s up to Jac to write, direct, shoot and edit the invites. I think I’m liking this idea after all!