Friday, June 18, 2010

Pop culture is wasted on the young

While at a birthday party the other day I was horsing around with a young, he's ten years old, friend of mine. We were sword fighting with some cheap plastic light sabers.
As soon as he got the upper hand on me, I said in my best Darth Vader voice, "Noah, stop."

"Why?," he asked.

I said, "Because I'm your father."

He recoiled in horror and said, "No! No, you're not! You're not my dad!"

I almost explained the whole Star Wars thing to him so he would get the joke but it was like 90 degrees with 125% humidity so I let it go and went inside to drink some sangria.

8 comments:

Mnmom said...

Kids can't take a joke.

Wings said...

Of course, now there is a ten-year-old with some identity issues...

hahahahaha

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You had no choice. Except perhaps to hurl him off a ledge.

SkylersDad said...

Did you grab his dad and hurl yourself into the abyss?

XUP said...

Ha ha - what a great Fathers' Day lark!!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

That is a story to be saved for when he get's married and everyone at the Reception will get the joke.

Tengrain said...

Another kid traumatized, my Simian Friend! Bet he will have an interesting relationship with his parents now!

I'm sort of shocked that a 10 year old wouldn't get the reference.

Rgds,

TG

Megan said...

Heh.