The Star Wars Bastion, the Tinfoil Laser Sword, and the Whipped Cream Cake crushed on the floor.
What do you do if your baby decides to build his Star Wars Bastion in your living room? Do you think this war game will be fine? Vicenzino decided to become a Jedi to lead the rebellion.
Nobody can stop a boy who desires to become a Jedi with a laser sword. Especially if he has squadrons of soldiers deployed in your living room.
Every mom would worry, of course. Especially for the damages that this could cause in the house.
This tale talks about Vincenzino, the naughty boy, who decided to explore the Star Wars universe in his own way. But he has the advantage to have genial ideas and tactical thought to win his war.
But this caused some particular problems that involved all the family and that made his mom very angry.
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The Star Wars Bastion
Once upon a time Vincenzino. He had a big brother named Pallino, a big sister named Asietta and a friend named Gelsomino.
One day Pallino went back to home with a comic book about Star Wars.
Vincenzino was too young to know something about Star Wars. But that comic book had wonderful pictures that impressed the little boy quite well.
So Vincenzino browsed the pages of the Star Wars comic book.
At the sight of any new spaceship, he shouted with astonishment. But he loved much more the Jedi Laser Sword and the Star Wars Bastion in the Corellia Planet. So, he started to jump to the house screaming:
“I am a Jedi warrior!
I am a Jedi warrior ready to fight!
Yaaa! Boom! Punch! Bang!”
His mom looked at him perplexed, hoping to don’t have a bad day.
How to build a Little Bastion in the living room
In that moment, Vincenzino had a great idea. A genial thought that only a baby can have.
He thought to build his own Star Wars Bastion in the living room.
To build it he took everything was around him. So, he used chairs, mattresses, blankets and much more.
He was busy taking all the necessary things. But he used the table of the Living Room as a base point. So he moved 4 chairs and used them like defense towers. When this was done, he took the mattresses and used them like defense walls to connect the towers.
The blankets had a special use. He put them on the towers to cover all the area with a roof.
His Impenetrable fortress was ready and he was the Guardian of the Bastion. The purpose of the Star Wars Bastion was to protect the secrets of resistance.
To enter in the Bastion, Vincenzino had a secret door made by a blanket that covered a side of the table.
He was kneeling on the floor and walking on four legs he entered to his fortress from his secret entrance.
The invasion of Dinosaurs and Jungle Animals
For a memorable battle, Vincenzino needed an enemy to fight.
So, he went to take his collection of Dinosaurs and Jungle Animals.
He positioned his “monsters” on several chairs and on the furniture of the room.
It was his personal siege, with enemies to fight and a fortress to defend.
Starting from the idea of the Star Wars Bastion, present in the comic that Pallino had given him, Vincenzino was preparing himself for the war.
Dinosaurs on the corner sides to attack the towers. Giant scolopendras to climb the walls and attack from the top. Leafy Geckos for quick military actions. Then two-headed milk snakes to eat with a beat the soldiers and much more monsters behind them.
Besides, Vincenzino took also his collection of soldiers. He placed them on the top of the towers as a counter-offensive.
At that point, the black chessboard was ready and the pawns were placed.
What was still missing was the Jedi Warrior to lead the rebellion.
A Laser Sword Homemade
To guide the rebellion and fight the monsters, Vincenzino had to become a Jedi. For this reason, he needed a laser sword.
Vincenzino went to the kitchen, where Mom was preparing the food. There he took the tinfoil. So, he went to pick up a wooden wand in the closet.
With these things, Vincenzino made a shining laser sword to defeat the enemies.
This laser sword was beautiful. To do it, Vincenzino used all the tin foil he had available rolling it all around the wooden wand.
At that point, his Laser Sword was ready. He brandished it and began to turn it, making strange verses:
“Swiiiii! Fiiii! Fiuuuu! Uaaaa! Boooh! Sbrang!”
He felt like a real Jedi and was ready to defend the fortress.
Defending the Star Wars Bastion
Now that Vincenzino was like a real Jedi, he had to come back to his Star Wars Bastion to defend it.
So, he ran in silence throughout the house, making sure that his mother did not see him. Then he went to the secret entrance of his Bastion and in a few minutes, he became the Jedi he dreamed.
“What to do now?!” he asked to himself.
Vincenzino removed the roof made by the blankets and went out screaming:
“I am the Jedi and I will destroy all monsters.”
So he used his Laser Sword, moving it side to side hitting animals and dinosaurs.
But it was not enough for him. He had an army made by plastic soldiers on the top of the towers. So he took them one by one and thrown them everywhere.
After this, he started to jump and dance screaming, going to hit the chairs and the table.
So, a little at a time, he was dismantling his Star Wars Bastion, without realizing it. All this by his strong enthusiasm for the fantastic war game he created in the living room.
Even a Jedi Warrior gets hurt
Vincenzino loved to jump all around in his Bastion. But this had consequences.
At a certain point, he wanted to take a big jump with his sword in the hand. So he lowered himself to the floor and with his legs, he pushed strong himself upwards.
He was about to make a big leap as if he was a superhero. But instead, he did not make in time to jump that he went to hit the table with his head.
He was so immersed in the game that he did not care what he was doing.
After having hit the table with the head he started crying with desperation. His screams were so strong that they came to the mother’s ears in the kitchen.
Those screams worried her. So, she left the kitchen and headed for the living room.
When she entered the room, she saw all messed up with the floor and the furniture filled with puppets. Her mattresses were thrown to the ground and Vincenzino who was crying.
So she asked him:
“Vincenzino, what did you do?”
Vincenzino crying answered:
“Go away! Do not say anything!”
But Vincenzino was crying and she understood that he had a pain in the head. So she lifted him from the floor, under the table. To reach him she had to open a gap between mattresses, chairs, and toys.
She took him in her arms and made caresses. But he was still crying. So she started to sing a lovely song that he loved so much:
“There was a nice baby who loved chocolates. His name was Vincenzino. La! lalà! lalà! lalà!
Vincenzino stopped crying but still sobbing. Mom brought him to the kitchen and gave him a glass of orange juice she had ready for him.
The Whipped Cream Disaster
Vincenzino still had the Laser Sword in his hand. He never left it, even when he hit the table with her head.
He spent a moment with his mom in the kitchen. She was not happy to have a disaster in the living room. But she was also very kind with his baby who had slammed his head against the table. So she played with him for a while.
When Asia went back to home from school she saw the mess up in the living room and called mom saying:
“Mom, I will not collect all those puppets.”
Mom did not say anything. But she had a fairly negative face.
In the meanwhile, Gelsomino had arrived at home carrying a package in his hands.
Gelsomino had entered to the Living room calling the mom of Vincenzino. But he did not see the mess in front of him because the package covered the view.
So, Gelsomino stumbled with the mattress. He had put his foot on it, which slipped on the floor, dropping him forward.
The package went banging against the edge of the table. Then it turned and opened.
Inside the box, there was a cake covered with plenty of whipped cream that Gelsomino had cooked with love. It fell on the floor spreading all around.
Everyone came to see what had happened.
The cake was in pieces on the floor and the whipped cream was everywhere. It had spread on the toys, on Gelsomino, on the blankets, on the chairs, and more.
Asietta laughed and Vincenzino began to jump. Instead, Mom was very desperate at that moment and asked:
“Gelsomino, are you okay?”
But Gelsomino did not answer. He rose by himself from the ground and realized the disaster.
Dinner with the Jedi
That evening there was no more delicious cake to close the dinner. But they ate chicken with vegetables. Bleah!
Asietta and Vincenzino did not like the vegetables. But Mom was very angry after the bad afternoon spent cleaning the living room with Asietta. So she did not want to hear any discussion at the table.
For dinner, there was also Pallino and he asked:
“Nothing Special. I had a cake and It fell on the floor. Only this.”
So the babies started to laugh and Pallino exclaimed:
“He destroyed my Star Wars Bastion.”
Asietta said to Vincenzino:
“Shut up. Now we do not have the cake anymore because you messed up the room with your Bastion.”
But Vincenzino with an angry face said:
“No. you shut up!”
So he got off the chair and went to take his Laser Sword. Then he went back to the kitchen with his sword in the hand and hit Asietta on his head. BANG!
So, jumping over the room shouted:
“I am a Jedi!
Waaa! Puuuuu! Spriiiiii! Bannnn! Wataaaa! Sprashhhh!”
So, everybody started to laugh. But it was a laugh a bit perplexed and wonder at the same time. That baby could become a comedian as much as he was fun.
“Stop it! Go to eat, earthquake!
Now I take the sword!”
So, Vincenzino came back to the chair to eat the chicken.
Instead, Pallino and Gelsomino started to laugh again. After them, also Asietta started to laugh.
Everybody lived happy, at least for now. But with a tinfoil Laser Sword behind the door.