Do you tell your kids bedtime stories? Here’s one Mike told our kids recently:
Vader in a Candy Store
One day, Darth Vader took his daughter, Princess Leia, to a candy store. Princess Leia was SO excited! “I love candy stores, dada!” “I’m glad you like candy stores, Princess Leia! You’ve been such a good girl, I’m going to let you get two pieces of candy!” “Two pieces of candy for me?” said Princess Leia? So they walked down the street to the candy store.
They went inside of the candy store. Princess Leia asked, “How about Luke?” Darth Vader said, “He’s at Jedi camp. He’s learning how to be a Jedi.” Princess Leia said, “But he won’t get any candy?” And Vader said, “No.”
So Princess Leia went in the candy shop and saw all the gumdrops, and lollipops, and candy bars, and all sorts of treats. Princess Leia picked out two lollipops. Darth Vader said, “Two lollipops? They’re exactly the same!” And Princess Leia said, “Yes. One lollipop for me, and I’m bringing the other one back for my special brother Luke, who I love.” And Vader and Princess Leia walked back home, and Princess Leia was so excited she skipped. Because there is so much happiness in giving things to other people who you love.
In our house, bedtime stories are required to include Star Wars characters, preferably with a little Bob Books influence thrown in. You can learn more about Mike’s technique in this post on How to Tell Star Wars Bedtime Stories. What characters do your children adore?