Archive for the ‘Parenting’ Category

Henry has shown the first true signs of interest toward “Star Wars,” so I had some parenting decisions to make. Backstory: for his birthday in August, he received a Lego Speeder Bike set (complete with Biker Scout, Stormtrooper and two anonymous Rebel soldiers) and a Jedi Starfighter as featured in the prequels. He took right […]


It’s really happening. On Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at approximately 18:20PM PST, my four-year-old son requested we not only watch a “Star Wars” movie, but that we make lightsabers out of cardboard tubes. I had the worst poker face in the galaxy.


As a concerned, caring parent, I’ve spent the better part of my free time pushing my personal pop culture obsessions onto my son. This feels natural. I’ve had some hits and misses, and here they are: Hit: “Wall-E.” The initial viewing came when Henry had a fever and got a “full-movie treat.” Rachel picked this […]


I love “Pulp Fiction.” I’ve come to appreciate it more and more, and I’ve always enjoyed its quotability, despite the subject matter and content of almost every possible quote (such as “Shiiiiit, negro, that’s all you got to say!”). As a worrisome parent, I try to curb my swearing around the sponge-like ears of my […]


Henry received many Bat-related gifts this holiday season (including a Batman drinking bottle), but I wanted to address a couple quirks I’ve found. 1.) the Imaginext Robin action figure doesn’t come with a cape. Have you ever seen Robin without a cape? And it’s not like Imaginext is anti-cape: there are close to 651 variations […]


As I try to process the horrible events of the last weekend, I type this. It’s going to be very scattered, and therefore honest. I offer no answers. I believe that anyone who does offer answers to what went wrong, or how things could be fixed — either directly or without knowing it — has […]


After I wrote that screening order post, something didn’t sit right. Mostly I was dealing with the fact that the appropriate age to see any of the current Batman movies is around 14 or 15. The only real exception seems to be the Adam West movie, so picking a “proper” screening order seemed wholly unnecessary. […]