My Star Wars Parental Plan Proceeds Perfectly

Using the galaxy as a gateway for big life lessons

A.J. Bryant
5 min readMay 29, 2024

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‘Is Darth Vader bad?’ — asked my four-year-old son Valentine.

‘He’s conflicted,’ I replied. ‘It’s more complicated than bad and good.’

We finished all nine movies Star Wars movies and Rogue One in the summer of 2023. Last fall we watched Andor and…

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A.J. Bryant

Adopted from Kerala. I write about adoption, my intercultural marriage, contemporary India and more. Prawns are my love language.