“Your father? I am your father.”
Darth Vader’s classic line from The Empire Strikes Back has been quoted, misquoted, and referenced every which way since its first utterance in 1980.
But you’ve never seen a take on it quite like this—taking a fatherhood reveal that makes Maury Povich’s look like Page 6 news and turning it into something more… symbolic.
Any Dad who was still young enough to know how to have fun in the ’70s and ’80s grew up knowing how awesome Star Wars is. We used broomsticks as toy lightsabers. We treated the Force as a power we expected to wield in play—not something of imagination alone. And now that we’re Dads ourselves, it’s our turn to pass something down to our kids from our childhoods… and that’s why the folks at Disney and Star Wars want to wish you a Happy “I Am Your Father”‘s Day!
It’s a sentiment we often overlook—that our children want to join in our lives and discover the things that make us who we are. They fight with us and laugh with us—learn with us and cry with us. And the Star Wars universe is a potent example of something we can share with our children—how else do you explain the sheer number of videos of children reacting to Vader’s reveal as Luke’s father?
“I Am Your Father” — Even Star Wars Can Give Us… a Hand in Showing Love to Our Kids! (#DadJoke)
Some great stories start a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Some start once upon a time. Maybe it’s time for the story with your kids, introducing them to the world that’s already captured the hearts of millions.
A very happy I Am Your Father’s Day to all the Dads out there and good luck to those who enter!
Until the next,
Disclaimer: Disney’s Star Wars compensated for this post, but all opinions remain my own.