The Star Wars films are among the most popular, enduring family movies of all time. (Despite the super awkward family dynamics they portray.) Both kids and grownups love them.

To celebrate the annual occasion of Star Wars Day (and also, just because) we decided to tell the story (saga) of parenthood exclusively in Star Wars GIFs. *makes lightsaber startup sound in head, starts scrolling*

(Note – the icons used in the banner above are available for free from Notabli co-founder Sensible Jory Raphael.)


 

So, you’re going to be parent.

This is happening.

Everything is about to change.

 But you can handle it.

It begins.

You, every night for your kid’s first year.

And every night for their second year.

But despite your exhaustion, so much joy.

When they learn to walk.

When they’re finally out of diapers!

Still, some parts make zero sense.

When they ask if they can play on your phone after you’ve told them no for the 10th time.

When they say “I’m bored” for the 20th time in a row.

“Sure you can have your own Facebook account.”

There will be close calls.

But you’ll always be there for them.

When you learn someone is picking on them at school.

When you teach them to drive.

You’re resourceful.

 

Surprisingly, most of it – almost all of it – will be fun.

Even when they become teenagers.

And they drive you nuts.

Soon enough, they’ll be doing more and more for themselves.

They’re becoming their own person.

You did it.

Really.

You raised an amazing kid. An amazing grown up.

May the Force be with you. (No way you could escape this post without reading that at least once.)