Monday, March 24, 2008

The Terrifying ELE - VADER!!!

For those of you who are not well versed in Star Wars history, there is one who is even more frightening that the dark lord Darth Vader himself. Let me introduce you to the the greatest Sith of the Dark Side . . . Dum, dum, dum!


He wields his mighty light saber with pure expertise!

He strikes terror into the hearts of all his victims with one gaze!

He is terrifying to behold in his red Sith cloak!

So the story goes a little something like this. . . Byron was running around in his red towel after a bath. I was getting Taryn dressed in her pajamas. I asked Byron to go and get his pajamas on and he told me, "I am not Byron. I am Star Wars. Get out your lightsaber and fight with me." So we air fought with our pretend lightsabers. Suddenly it occurred to me that I could use this to my advantage. I put my air lightsaber away and told Byron, "I'm sorry, but I can only fight you Byron if you have your pajamas, or at least your underwear on."

He said, "I am not Byron!"

"Who are you then?"

"I am the red guy."

It later occurred to me that he might have meant Darth Maul, but he has only seen episodes IV, V and VI. So I said, "what red guy?"

"The Bad Guy!"

"You mean Darth Vader?"

"Yeah, Darth Vader. No, not Darth vader. . . Um, I'm Ele Vader!"

I about fell over I was laughing so hard. I made him go tell his dad who he was and he came back with his lightsaber (pictured above). Steve joined me in my laughter. Byron is so funny. He wanted to make sure he was the right character, so he said, "is Ele Vader the one who flies? I want to go up and down."

I assured him that yes indeed elevators go up and down, and we just laughed harder. He is still being true to the character of Ele Vader, especially after every bath! That was about two weeks ago. We were sure that he would catch his mistake, especially since we still laugh every time he tells us he is Ele Vader! I think at this point we will be sad to see Ele Vader go when he gets it right! Hope you laugh, or at least smile as hard as we did!


Farnsworth Family said...

YEAH, you're blogging! Byron cracks me up...we sure had fun with you guys last night. Maybe next time Steve can make it!

Lynne said...

That is quite possibly the funniest thing that I've ever heard! It took me a while to figure out what he was talking about (I haven't seen the newer Star Wars). Then you said that he asked if Ele Vader was the one that went up and down and I started to laugh so hard I nearly gave birth! He is definitely his father's son!

Darrell and Alissa said...

That is way too funny! I had to tell a few of my friends about that!

Home Sweet Home with the Englehart's... said...

I LOVE your story of the EleVader! It is so funny what kids come up with! I don't get those funny moments with my kids anymore! Our youngest, Savannah, is 10 going on 11 in July. You can peek at our blog: HomeSweetHomeWithTheEngleharts@ Enjoy your sweet family while they are young!
Take care,

Trevor, Megan, Brody & Kolby Whiting said...

I am so excited that you are blogging. We miss you guys and miss the adventures of Byron. I love the pics. The Ele vader comment from Byron is just too funny. He is so hilarious. love ya can't wait to hear and see more from you awesome fam.

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely hilarious! I didn't realize what was so funny until I heard you say "elevator"! I was absolutely rolling! Tell Byron hi from our family!