When most parents set out to decorate their child’s nursery, the biggest decision is what color to paint the walls, but for the Rotenbergers of Duluth, Minnesota, they had a bigger theme in mind.
Walking into Melissa and Jeff Rotenberger’s 2-year-old son Kai’s bedroom is like stepping onto a Star Wars movie set.
A Star Wars logo is hole-punched into a lampshade and a plush spaceship mobile hangs from the ceiling, according to The Grand Forks Herald.
A scaled-down version of the droid R2D2 is on the floor along with a wampa rug.
If it were up to Melissa, Kai’s bedroom would be like his 4-year-old sister Brielle’s – simple. But Jeff says that Melissa, who hadn’t seen any of the six films when she married him, “knew what she was in for.”
A fan since he was 8-years-old, half of the items in Kai’s room are from his personal collection – the other other items he found online.
“It stays in the room,” Melissa says about the Star Wars toys in Kai’s bedroom.
It comes as no surprise that the family is getting ready for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which opens in theaters this Friday. According to the newspaper, they’re slowly going through the films, and while Melissa recently fell asleep during one of them, the kids attentively watched every minute.
Jeff, who volunteers as a Salvation Army bellringer, went to the mall a few weeks ago in a Stormtrooper outfit with his daughter dressed as Princess Leia.
And although he says his days camping out in line are over, he and Melissa will still be going to see the film on opening night.