10 Star Wars Quotes That Apply the Force to Your Motherhood

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Well hello, there Mamas, and Happy Star Wars Day! That’s right, it’s May the 4th. May the Fourth be with you. May the FORCE be with you. I don’t know who made this up but I’m a full-on Star Wars nerd, so I’m totally on board! The other day I was arguing with my 14-year-old son because he said he wasn’t excited about the new “Solo” movie about a young Han Solo and I was like “WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? You privileged whippersnapper! When we were growing up we only had THREE Star Wars movies! With NO hope of having more! All we HAD were Luke, Leia, and Han Solo. You spoiled kids with all these characters to choose from…you don’t even know!!”

LOL. What? Is that not a NORMAL fight a mom has with her teenager? Anyway, what I SHOULD have said to him is THIS QUOTE from one Obi-Wan Kenobi:

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“Be mindful of your thoughts Anakin. They’ll betray you.” (Ok, so his name is Joshua, but you know.)

And that got me thinking, you know…there are probably lots of Star Wars Quotes that apply to motherhood! A quick interwebz search proved I was correct. SO, here are some Star Wars Quotes zingers I encourage you to apply in your every day mothering, my friends!

Star Wars Quotes to Bring the Force Into Your Motherhood

When your kids act like you don’t know what you’re talking about…

“I find your lack of faith disturbing.” — Darth Vader

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When you’ve asked your child to do something and they whine “I’m tryyyying!”

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda

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When your child is struggling to adjust to a change in your life: new school, new routine, etc.:

“You can’t stop the change, any more than you can stop the suns from setting.” — Shmi Skywalker

When your child is functioning off of fear:

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering.” — Yoda

When your kid is digging a potential boyfriend or girlfriend who looks great but is rotten inside:

“Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi

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When your kid is trying to MANIPULATE you (mmhmm they think they’re SO SMART):

“Mind tricks don’t work on me.” – Watto

When your kid pulls one over on you, but it WILL be the last:

“Great, kid. Don’t get cocky.” – Han Solo

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When your kid goes off to college, gets married, or moves out (WAAAHH!!!)

“You know, no matter how much we fought, I’ve always hated watching you leave.” — Leia Organa

When your kid just REALLY NEEDS TO WASH THEIR FACE:

“I’d just as soon kiss a Wookie.”

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And…this technically makes #11, but I had to add the universal, ALWAYS applicable:

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What are your favorite star wars quotes?


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Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at her blog, Mommin' It Up, or follow her on Twitter.