Yes, it’s an addiction. Well right now it is. He’s been a fan of Star Wars since he was a kid. When I met him I made fun of him for being a geek. Over the years there are things that just rub off on each other. His passion for Star Wars not only rubbed off on me but also on our kids. He’s been collecting Star Wars paraphernalia for ever. Even my parents and siblings would buy him Star Wars stuff for the Holidays and for his birthday. There is nothing that he doesn’t have when it comes to the masterpiece from George Lucas. He has boxers, pajamas, over 100 t-shirts, shoes, coffee mugs, cake mold, picture frames, books, action figures, video games, coke cans, sweatshirts, hats, you get the idea, even a Boba Fett alarm clock!
He has 90% of the items sold during the regular Zulilly Star Wars days. So when the new money was announced this man became a 5 yr old and I loved it. I still love it. The joy in his eyes when he sees anything Star Wars even just like the pictures released from D23 of the new movie is parallel to no other except the joy when he looks at our kids. See my husband is a simple man. He loves his family, baseball and Star Wars. I wasn’t to keen on embracing his geek at first but seeing him happy makes me so happy that I just go with it. Even partaking in his Star Wars shirt of the week and even sporting around a Charmed Memories Special Edition charm.
Here’s the funny thing, marriage is about commitment. You have to give some to get some. Find the balance. My pick for a perfect Sunday is not necessarily spent at Citi Field with all the Star Wars characters (I rather be at Toscas Cafe filling my tummy with their yummy brunch), but for my husband I can do anything. Because his happy is my happy. And that’s what makes us work. If Star Wars makes him happy, I will be the biggest fan there is. It’s a small way to show him another aspect of love. The one that is not spoken. A simple act like today, going to the Disney Store raffle for an Elite Series is just one of the ways I can show him love. Simple acts. Compromise. It really makes a marriage stronger. The force is strong with us! Needless to say I not only support it- I encourage it!
I’m happy that our kids are picking up the craze and the love for Star Wars. Albeit, a bit out of control in the house with the amount of Star Wars stuff, is just nice to have something we can ALL enjoy together and passionately love. The kids crack up when we have Lightsaber battles. We are already fans of Disney so it even makes it 20 times more special that The Force Awakens is a Disney movie! We’ll be sure to embrace the geek and live with the force!
If you are wondering I’m on the Dark Side all the way!
P.S. Sorry for blasting my Husbands “geekness” all over the Interwebs!