Last year SS participated in an after school Engineering for Kids workshop, where she created a simple video game. She enjoyed the experience and we looked forward to what other workshops they would offer. There was a Lego robotics workshop scheduled for March, and we knew we had to enroll SS. We were very disappointed to find out the workshop was cancelled because they did not meet the needed minimum of six kids. That was surprising because the first workshop had at least thirty students, so we knew the pricey fee was not the problem. And to us video game kids are usually Lego kids. Oh well, things happen.
P and I were excited to get three hours of alone time and decided to go out to dinner then window shopping. We dropped off a very eager SS and had dinner at a Lebanese restaurant we had not tried before. The flatbread appetizer half topped with cheese, and half topped with herbs was tasty. However we did not eat much, because as soon as the beef shawarma and chicken kabobs arrived, we dug in and did not look back. We will definitely bring SS to try their chicken and flatbread, also the garlic sauce. Funny that SS has always been a garlic kid.
The model was of that mean, scary creature above. The question was if anyone knew what it was. I would have never guessed, nor could I remember in what movie it appeared. P knew right away that it was Jabba the Hutt's pet on Return of the Jedi. Yes I watched the movie, I must have been distracted by some glittery object. SS has watched the original trilogy dozens of times, thanks to Grandpa, who bought the set, with an extra DVD of special features.
But here's the thing, the animal is not identified in the movie. SS knew it was a Rancor because she read the book. She was so happy because there were a lot of kids there older than her, and she was the only one with that little piece of information. We proceeded to shamelessly drive home the point that her reading had paid off. SS is a lovely, intelligent, but darn lazy child. We want to make sure that she keeps reading. P really had a good laugh about SS knowing it was a Rancor, and probably a tad jelly he did not know.