Ask yourself, "How long would it take me to find a few Star Wars posters and kids bedding in an American mall?" If it took over an hour, I'd be surprised.
A month from now, my 6 year old son will walk into his new home after 24 hours of airports and uncomfortable airplane seats. The one thing I wanted to do for him was to make his new bedroom something he'd enjoy. I wanted him to walk into his new bedroom for the first time and say, "Awesome...a Star Wars room!" Star Wars is pretty much his favorite thing in the world right now. Lightsabers and Jedi's are what it's all about. It wouldn't take much for me to make something he'd like. A few posters of Luke Skywalker and Yoda. Maybe some Star Wars sheets or a blanket. Shouldn't be that hard, right?
I went to four malls in 2 days. Nothing. A few action figures at Toys r Us, that's it. How can there be no Star Wars merchandise in a mall? I'll tell you how...this isn't America. It just isn't very popular here I guess. Most of the "kid" stuff I was able to find is really "babyish" as Jack would call it. Most items designed for kids are either themed with teddy bears and purple giraffes or they're Hello Kitty. Not the kind of thing a 6 year old boy wants in his room. While he's still our little boy, he desperately wants to be a 'big kid'. He wants nothing to do with anything that he thinks is too young or for the love of God, GIRLY. That also means I had to replace the pink curtains that came with his room.
I'm just going to have to settle for some blue sheets and try to pick up some posters and things when I'm back in Houston in a few weeks. It's not the end of the world, I'd just hoped that I'd have it all set up before he got here.
I wonder what else we're going to run into like this. I know shoes are a problem. I'm a size 11 and apparently the only person is Asia with feet this big is the Yeti.
If only Yoda were here. He'd know what to do.