My firstborn would like to have a BB-8™. It is an app-enabled droid and its movements and personality are as authentic as they are advanced. He wished for that last Christmas. And it was still his birthday request last May 17. On two occasions, I was not able to buy him one. I told him we need the money for his and his siblings’ school enrollment. He must be very sad. And I am equally heartbroken for not granting his wish.
Last Saturday, this mother got an invite from a fellow mom of a smart Jedi. It was her son’s seventh birthday and the theme of the party was Star Wars! I was not sure if it was a smart move to bring along my boys but I did anyway. It was the closest way to giving my firstborn his Star Wars fixation.