Thursday, October 05, 2006

Compliment?

Although he has only watched selected scenes from the trilogy, Blake is enamored with Star Wars. He knows every character, he mimics their voices and actions, and he loves his daily lightsaber duel with Dad. Being that Rich and I are SW fans too, we are enjoying this obsession.

Blake is also a charmer. I call him “my little Romeo”. When I wake-up in the morning in my pre-coffee fog, face with no make-up and hair so big I could win a big hair contest, he will look at me with his big blue eyes and say, “Mommy, you look pretty today!” His compliments turn me to mush every time!

The other day I was driving him to school when the following compliment came from his mouth. “Mom, you look like Darth Vader today.”

It took me a few seconds to realize that although this is not the look I was hoping for; to my little SW fan this was intended as a great compliment. I should also insert that it was a cold morning so I was wearing a black coat and black leather gloves.

I turned to him (keeping one eye on the road, of course) and in the best James Earl Jones voice I could muster replied, “Blaaake, come with me and together as mother and son we will rule the Universe!”

And then the real compliment came from my young Padawan, “Mom, you’re the coolest!”

10 comments:

rae said...

Hilarious! how precious. :)
I want to come see South Africa someday! It's been a dream for a long time.

Shanygne said...

I SO teared up... Ethan can make me "mushy" like no one else...with just a look or a smile...you know the one...it says "Mommy, I love you sooooo much...you're the best!"

I want to come to SA, TOO!!! Someday...truly, someday, we WILL make the trip!

michelle franzen said...

Come on over gals! Beautiful country, beautiful people. Lots of fun to be had and awesome ministry!

Lily said...

I am so ditching plans for Switzerland and coming to see this cutie!

Beth said...

You are such a cool mom!

Jonathan is quite generous with compliments for me as well. Since he has an eye for color, style and design . . . I think it's only a matter of time before his compliments turn into helpful suggestions. :)

kelly said...

Hilarious! I've always thought you looked a little like Darth Vader but didn't have the guts to tell you :-) It never ceases to amaze me the fun moments, laughter, and pure joy a child brings into ourlives...sounds like Blake is no exception!

rae said...

To answer your question - I am a staffing specialist. I find jobs for the unemployed and also deal directly with our clients - so it's a great mix of helping people in need in addition to sales. I actually enjoy it despite feeling like I've never quite finished at the end of the day!

I'm tagging along w/ the Gullicksons when they visit SA! :)

michelle said...

You are the coolest mom EVER!

gaylafriend said...

AWESOME. As only a fellow Star Wars fan can appreciate. Both my boys are also totally in to the trilogy. (I reject the prequels. In my mind, they don't exist.) (okay, so Ewan McGregor can be a young Obi Wan, but THAT'S IT!) Your coolness factor must have been at an all time high to Blake when you came up with that perfect reply! Love it!

Anonymous said...

[Insert best Yoda voice here] "Concentrate...things you will see. Other places. The future...the past. Old friends long gone...Dark combo pretzels flying through the air." OK, so I added that last part. Loved your post, Michelle. (From Jason) :-)