For those who don’t know me, I like Star Wars even more than I like Flash. With Christmas only a few days away I thought I’d share this photo with you guys and tell you a little cautionary Christmas tale.

That’s me and my brother dressed up in those crappy Star Wars costumes. And even though we were only seven, we could tell that ours fell quite short of the originals worn in the movies. The masks we’re wearing can’t even hide our disappointment.

Now call me ungrateful, but when my folks told me that Santa was bringing me a Darth Vader outfit I expected it to be exactly like the one from the film. Not once did they sit me down and try to lower my expectations by explaining things.

So I excitedly counted down the days only to be left mentally scarred by what turned out to be one of the most disappointing Christmases I’ve ever had. Not even a surprise visit from my Unlce Borat, who flew all the way over from Kazakhstan, could cheer me up.

So if you have kids, make sure you’re straight with them about what they’re getting. You don’t want them turning to the dark side do you.

Now don’t get me started on the fake Lightsaber I got the year before. Oh and have a great Christmas and New Year!