Things Kids Say Thursday: Rogue One

We love Star Wars in my family. We watch the movies over and over, have light saber battles, talk about it at length. We get especially irritated when other people — like my dad — confuse Star Wars and Star Trek and call us “trekkies.” Even Baby Girl loves Star Wars (she’s seen bits and pieces) — she walks around humming Darth Vader’s music, calls for her light saber, and tells us she needs BB-8 because she’s Rey.

We went to see the new one last week, Rogue One. (And Sam and I saw it again last night for our date night.) We all thought it was amazing and did a great job of showing the events that led to episode four. All three of us walked out of the theater wiping tears away. I won’t go into specifics because spoilers, but the tears were in part due to just how damn good it was.

While talking about the movie on the way home, Little Man had a question.

“That was one of the best movies ever! It had such a great story. Do you think Shakespeare wrote Rogue One?”

screenshot-2016-12-22-at-2-20-07-pmAfter a good laugh, I had to break it to LM that, no, The Bard had nothing to do with writing any of the Star Wars movies.

(While looking for an image to include, I stumbled across William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy on Amazon. The trilogy is retold in Shakespeare’s writing style. I’m so getting that!)


Questions I Asked My Family: Star Wars

Today’s post comes from Eric at All In A Dad’s Work. He does an awesome post each week where he asks his two boys a set of questions. The answers are often hilarious. This week he did a Star Wars theme, which I liked so much that I ripped off the questions for my own post. Thanks, Eric!

1. If you were a Jedi, what color light saber would you use?

LM: I’d have to say yellow. No, orange, because that’s how I am. Half yellow and half red because I will kick butt if someone messes with me.
Sam: Green.
Me: Green.

2. Would you fight for the Rebels or for the Empire?

LM: Rebels. Because I’m a good guy.
Sam: Rebels.
Me: Rebels — X-Wings for the win!

3. Would you live on Tatooine, Hoth, Degoba, or Coruscant?

LM: Hoth. I love the snow, and South Carolina hardly ever gets any snow.
Sam: I wouldn’t want live in any of those damn places.
Me: Degoba.

4. Using the Star Wars Name Generator what would your Star Wars name be?

LM: Alcyone Aquagold – A foolish young hero from Helska.
Sam: Obinbes Regor – A Rebel from Dubrillion.
Me: Dheneb Lectronflame – A troublemaker from Aldera.

5. Who is prettier, Queen Amadala, Princess Leia or Rey?

LM: (Snickers, gets a huge grin on his face…) Rey.
Sam: Rey.
Me: Rey.


6. Which vehicle would you drive? A speeder bike, AT-AT, X-Wing fighter, TIE Fighter or Millennium Falcon?

LM: That is so easy — a TIE fighter.
Sam: X-Wing fighter.
Me: X-wing.

7. Who is your favorite character?

LM: Finn, because he’s a traitor and a rebel.
Sam: Obi-Wan.
Me: Rey. I generally like the main characters on Episode VII more than the old ones.

8. How would you escape from Jabba the Hutt?

LM: I would get a tack and poke him like a balloon, so all the aliens would burst out. And then I’d run for my life.
Sam: I’d make a bet and con him.
Me: I’d let LM or Sam do the work and run for it.

9. What would you use a droid for?

LM: Doing my chores, being my best friend, and tickling my sister.
Sam: I’d let it be part of the family like a pet.
Me: To help keep the house tidy.

10. Who would win in a duel, Kylo Ren or Darth Vader?

LM: Darth Vader. Remember what Rey said when Kylo Ren attacked her? Rey said, “You’re afraid that you’ll never be as strong as Darth Vader.”
Sam: Darth Vader. Kylo couldn’t even beat Rey.
Me: What they said.

Those of y’all that like Star Wars should join in the ripping off of the questions and do this yourself. We can call it “The Pilfering From Eric Star Wars Challenge.” 😉

Darth Vader’s Lullabye

Last week was brutal sleep-wise. Thanks to a certain toddler that resides in the Anxious home, I don’t think I fell asleep before 4AM any night last week.


The poor girl is cutting two molars right now, which has made her crankier than normal and has definitely affected her sleep. And when her sleep is affected, Mama’s sleep is affected more so than it usually is. I spent many nights rocking her throughout the night, as my arms are about the only place she’ll sleep much when she’s either sick or teething.

Do not tell me to “Cherish these days now, because one day…”

To hell with that.

There’s a lot I will miss. I will definitely miss rocking Baby Girl, who has needed someone to rock her to sleep since she’s been born, but I don’t think I’ll miss rocking her at 3:00 in the morning for the third night in a row, nor will I miss not going to bed until 6:40AM. I’d probably say that I’ll miss being spit up on or plain old vomited on before I say I miss that.

(Who the hell am I kidding, I’ll probably miss it all.)

It doesn’t help that she’s so funny when I’m rocking her. She’ll pretend to snore (I took a video of her pretend snoring yesterday, see below), shush me, stick her hands out of the blanket bag thing she sleeps in to go “Shhhhh, we sweeping!” And, of course, she’s the only one making any noise.

On the last rough night, my phone died, so it was up to my singing abilities to help ease her off into dreamland. I’m not a singer. In fact, I’m so not a singer that I was given a pity spot in our middle school chorus. No solo though, they didn’t pity me quite that badly. Pretty sure this is the reaction I would have gotten as I cycled through every song that I know at least 50 percent of the words to, which is not that many.


Towards the end, I started singing Darth Vader’s “Imperial March,” as much as one can sing that song anyway. It sounds pretty interesting if you put a lullabye spin on “Bum-bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-buhhh.”

Based on the last two nights — which she slept, and I actually slept for 8 hours, and it was amazing — it would appear that the hard part of her molars coming through is over. *Fingers crossed* Now if we could just get the child to, ya know, eat regular food like meat and vegetables, not punch her brother in the face, and transition from the last bottle (I swear, if anyone says she’s too old, we’re gonna have a come to Jesus meeting) and move away towards some of the rocking and get into a toddler bed. That’s my summer plans.

Speaking of summer plans, what are yours?

Not A Weekend Coffee Share Post

Readers, it’s been five days since my last confession post. This will read like a Weekend Coffee Share post, except for a) it’s not the weekend (dammit) and b) there is no coffee. Otherwise, there’s all the nice life updates that I like to share.

So, in those five days I’ve accomplished a lot. I watched all six of the Star Wars movies in one day with Little Man and Sam, went to see The Force Awakens again the next day in IMAX 3D. (And, oh glory, this theater had a device to let you see subtitles on the screen! That was my first time ever using such a device, and there was so much that I didn’t hear before! I won’t be able to watch movies any other way in the future.) Not watching Star Wars the last two days feels weird, so maybe it’s time to try The Clone Wars on Netflix.

I’ve done quite a lot of cooking, cleaning, and child rearing, too. I attempted to fix our desktop that crashed several days after updating to Windows 10 (the one with all of the wedding pictures, baby pictures, stories, everything), but the hard drive was fucked so a friend of ours who has a business fixing computers is working to get everything off for us. I also went all “girl power” and tried to put a bench together. I got it 3/4 of the way done and broke a fingernail and had Sam finish it. He found this situation hilarious, but a fingernail that breaks off halfway up hurts like hell!

As you can see (if you view this post outside of the reader), I’ve been messing around with the theme again. It’s a work in progress. I know I change stuff up a lot, but I’m so weird about wanting things a certain way, and it’s hard to find a theme that does that for me. I’m also thinking about changing the URL of this blog, mainly because this one is too long to fit on Twitter and I decided I want the same name both places. Weirdness and all. Any ideas for a new URL? (That’s What She Said is already taken, sigh.) At least this would only be the second time making such a change. So, don’t be surprised if you see a different name pop up in your feed — it’s still me, that black and white floaty head with the aviator shades.

Oh and a piece of great news! Little Man got into the Gifted and Talented program in our county. We found out about this yesterday. He is super excited that he got in, and we are very proud of him. The GT program is held at the same school he attends, but he’ll be going to a class with a group of other GT kids his age from other schools in the county one day each week, and they do all sorts of cool stuff.

So, that’s what I’ve been up to the last few days. I hope y’all are having a nice week. 🙂

Weekend Coffee Share: Colds, Star Wars, and Thanksgiving

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you to stay at home.

Not because I’m being the ornery bitch who doesn’t like to have people over, but because Sam and I have been fighting off colds this week. Mine has been going on for the past week and seems to have peaked yesterday, but Sam is better today thankfully. Little Man also developed a cold that required him to stay home from school on Thursday, but he recovered suspiciously quickly and returned the next day. Baby Girl is safe…so far. (Knocking on some major wood.)

After I complain about this fall being one allergy-sinus-cold thing after another and finish up my pity party, I’d tell you that I’ve been sitting on my ass all day watching the Gamecocks football game (boy did I pick a bad time to regain interest) and testing out the Star Wars Battlefront game Sam picked up from Redbox. I think I like the multiplayer part better than the normal play. I may trade in my Tony Hawk 5, since I wasn’t into it like I thought I’d be, and get Battlefront.

I’d also tell you that Little Man received his grade on his service learning project. He had to do a PowerPoint presentation in front of the class and was graded on how well he spoke, eye contact, typical stuff like that–he made a 100. He was super proud of himself and so are we. 🙂

Baby Girl has been her usual feisty little self. She has been amusing us endlessly with her vocabulary. Now everything from a butterfly to an airplane is a “doggy” and most foods (unless they’re ball shaped) are “bites.” She saw a picture of chocolate the other day and said, “Mmm, bites!”

Before you leave, I’d tell you that I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving. We are going to my mother-in-law’s and I am making a crockpot macaroni and sweet potato pie (both my grandmother’s recipes). I can’t wait to get a slice of the pie! My grandmother always loved to tell the story of when I was about 4 and how she held me down to make me try a bite of it since, being picky, I refused to go near it. While I wouldn’t suggest holding a kid down and forcing her mouth open to try food, I did indeed like it. The little bit of nutmeg in it really makes it stand out from the other sweet potato pies I’ve tried.

That’s all I have for now–how did your week go? Do you have a particular dish you either look forward to making or eating for Thanksgiving? 

Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Diana at Part-Time Monster.