The Big Bang Theory.
Firefly was brilliant...and should probably be taught in schools.
So, this morning's conversation with my three-year-old was bound to happen.
Max asked, "Mom, what's in a lightsaver?" (Note: just as he says "grabel" for "gravel," he means "lightsaber," not "lightsaver."
Contemplating the proper answer, I paused.
Do I tell him it's not real? Do I tell him about good and evil using The Force as a metaphor? Is he too young?
"Never mind." He looked at me knowingly and nodded. "Probably plastic."