Thanks to Uncle M, the boys have been introduced to the world of Star Wars. They have only seen Episode IV, but because Calvin can read the backs of the DVD cases, they know the basic plots of Episode V and VI. The following was conversation over breakfast this morning. Sometimes I wonder how poor Hobbes will survive being Calvin's younger brother.
H: "Han Solo gets captured by The Jaba Hunt, and Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia rescue him."
C: "No! They use the Force to rescue him."
H: "Yes, they use the Force."
C: "Do you even know what the Force does? They use it to freeze people so they can't move."
H: "They use it to make people freezed." (Shivers as if freezing.)
C: "Do you even know what the Force is?"
C: "They believe it's all living things."
H: "It's all obal things."
C: "No! It's all LIVING things."
H: "Oh. All living things."
This conversation went on for a while longer, but I was cleaning up breakfast dishes. I'm pretty sure Calvin corrected Hobbes on all important aspects of Star Wars trivia, whether he knew the correct facts himself or not. Then they asked me whether or not Yoda ever gets any bigger.
Me: "Yoda and Princess Leia were my favorite characters when I was little."
C: "Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi are my favorites."
H: "R2D2, R5D4, and C3PO are my favorites."
Yes, dear Hobbes, sometimes robots that you can boss around are much easier to live with than older brothers. Then again, there's always Han Solo. If he can ever get away from The Jaba Hunt, that is.