Obi Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.

“Help me Obi Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” An important line from the Star Wars movie by Princess Leia. Recently my daughter said Chewbacca is her favorite character but I could have sworn it was Princess Leia.

My daughter isn’t just into Star Wars but she is into Legos. She got a bunch of Legos for her 7th Birthday. She is one wonderful daughter. Makes me proud. Exspecially at moments like this.


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Raising a Star Wars daughter right.

  My daughter turns 7 in 9 days. What does she want to do on her birthday? Go see Star Wars.  Am I willing to wait to see “The Force Awakens” until then? For sure she is my little girl.
Until then we have started watching the earlier episodes. We started with episode 1. While watching Jar Jar Binks my daughter come up to me. “Who is that guy with the long ears?” 

“That is Jar Jar.” I was always told they added Jar Jar to entertain the kids. I was bracing myself for her to ask for a doll or something of him.

“He is weird. I don’t like him!” She gives me a head shake like she just doesn’t understand why he is in the show.

I give my smart girl a hug and we continue to watch. That’s how you raise a Star Wars Daughter right.

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Take that Jazz Bear – Well kind of

Jazz Bear

The Jazz Bear came into town and visited my daughter’s elementary school. It sounds like everyone was super excited to see him. My wife said it is super smart by the Jazz to send a mascot because they are building new Jazz fans.

At one point I guess there was a big chant “Raise your hand if you are a Jazz fan!”

Of course hands a plenty flew into the air. My wife said she is pretty sure everyone’s hand was in the air. Well everyone except my daughter. Them my wife swears that she saw the boy next to my daughter lean over and ask her a question and my daughter said something with the word “Lakers” in it. That’s right Jazz Bear. Take that.


Me and my little girl are Laker fans. Well mostly because later in the day the Jazz Bear gave everyone a poster of him and a high five. Somehow in my house there is a Jazz Bear poster hanging up and every once in a while my daughter gives the poster a high five as she walks past.

Well played Jazz Bear. You haven’t won yet.

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Star Wars Force Awakens – Father winning moment.

Force AwakensBath times in my house is a nice time for the parents to relax. If you can line bath time up with Monday Night Football even better. As the timing of it all worked out that my daughter finished up her bath just at half time. Half time was also when the 4th Star Wars Force Awakens Commercial was released and when I told my daughter this was the new Star Wars she watched entranced.

Then it said the movie was going to be released for Christmas. My daughters birthday is December 30th and for birthdays in our house we like to go see a movie as a family. My daughter leaps off the bed and into my arms. “Daddy Daddy can we go see Star Wars for my birthday. Please please please.”

With her little arms wrapped around my neck begging me to go see a movie that I want to see what could my answer be? “For sure. Of course we can go see Star Wars for your birthday.”

What a good dad I am to make such a sacrifice. Winning.

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My dominate little soccer player.


Guess who started to play soccer recently. My cute little girl that’s who. So far this experience has gone much better than our T-Ball escapade where all she really wanted to do was play in the dirt.


Look at her bend it like Beckham. Okay not quite that skilled but she really does seem to enjoy it. Sure the first week she was more excited about bringing the treat than actually playing soccer. I was worried that she might be passive about playing but she gets right in there. She is totally willing to get in there and mix it up. Maybe I have a player.

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Wow I have a first grader!!


Can you believe that this cute little girl is in first grade? She has been for a whole week. I asked her how her first day went and the response I got sounded like it came from a little me. “We had to talk about boooring rules. Although we did have four recesses.”

That’s my little girl. She was so excited the week leading up to school. She got to go school shopping (which she enjoyed) and picked out some cute outfits. Super happy to get a new back pack and a lunch box. But the one thing she really wanted for the new year was an alarm clock. She wanted some clock that she could hit the snooze button on. Another reason she is like me is because she loves to hit that snooze button.


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On her very first try…

A month or so ago my daughter asked to have her training wheels removed. I thought why not so I removed them but my cute daughter would never try to go without me holding on. We put them back on but before I did that I bent them way up high.

So for the last few weeks she has been riding more or less without her training wheels. Well yesterday she asked to take her wheels off again. This time without hesitation she took off. She had no problems as she took off on two wheels. What to go little girl. 


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