Father’s Day in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Author/artist Jeffrey Brown knows a thing or two about parenting. His books Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess were both New York Times bestsellers last year for Father’s Day. In March he released Kids Are Weird, which was inspired by the funny things his son Oscar says. This fall, Chronicle will publish the third installment in his Darth Vader series: Goodnight Darth Vader which features a bedtime story starring the various characters of the Star Wars Universe.
For Father’s Day, we asked Jeffrey to share some of his recent parenting discoveries now that he is a father to two sons, Oscar and Simon.
My wife and I wondered how our son Oscar would handle becoming a big brother, but he seemed excited. He drew this picture of our family before Simon was born.
I wasn’t sure how we’d handle having two kids, since Oscar alone was already a handful, but it helped that we didn’t have Simon until Oscar was six. We figured he could take care of himself a lot more – get dressed, get a snack for himself – he’d even be able to help us out taking care of Simon!
Oscar’s a great big brother, really tolerant. Simon doesn’t quite understand kissing yet, so sometimes he shows his affection for Oscar by biting. Oscar will still let Simon play with his toys, though.
Simon really loves Oscar. There’s not much that’s more adorable than the two of them snuggling.
Simon thinks Oscar is the funniest person in the entire world. Simon will laugh and laugh, even when Oscar isn’t trying hard. He looks up to Oscar, literally.
Simon just turned one, and watching Oscar draw he wanted to draw, too. This is his first drawing. Shortly afterward we had to take the pen away, either because he was eating it, or he was trying to stab his brother.
I’m glad we have two kids now. They’re pretty funny.
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