I was catching up on my Instapaper queue this evening and my eyes have now been opened. I now know about Machete Order.
I'm so glad I read this before my daughter is old enough to have her first memory of watching Star Wars. I realize now I don't have to completely ignore the prequels, I can just present them in an order that tells a better story--the story Lucas started off telling, before 20 years of hearing how great he was led him to believe he should change the focus of his greatest creation. Side Note - I attribute all the 'Special Ed-ition' nonsense to Lucas surrounding himself with yes-people who wouldn't dare question his grand vision.
IV, V, II, III, VI
It makes sense. Thank you Rod Hilton