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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:28 PM

When your kid is a "Whovian"

So Im a huge fan of Dr Who, and, thanks to Amazon Prime, I've been able to expose my son to the newest generation of Dr Who. For the past two years, we've been slowly making our way through each season until we've finally caught up to the current season.

He's now 8 and my wife and I trade nights where we put him to bed. Recently, he and I have developed this routine where I put him in bed and I say "Sweet dreams bud..". And he responds "Of????" And I have to say, or he corrects me "Of Timelords, and TARDIS', of Companions and Sonic Screwdrivers, of Captain Jack, and the Ood. "

That nighttime blessing was a complete fluke, I totally made it up one night, but he loved it! Now, he's amended the phrase to say...

"But no dreams of Davros or Daleks or Cybermen"

Lmao....I've created a nerd monster!!!

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Reply When your kid is a "Whovian" (Original post)
Docreed2003 Sep 2017 OP
Warpy Sep 2017 #1
Docreed2003 Sep 2017 #4
TDale313 Sep 2017 #2
Raastan Sep 2017 #3
Gothmog Sep 2017 #5
yallerdawg Sep 2017 #6
Docreed2003 Sep 2017 #7
yallerdawg Sep 2017 #9
Still Blue in PDX Sep 2017 #10
Leith Sep 2017 #12
Docreed2003 Sep 2017 #15
TheMastersNemesis Sep 2017 #8
genxlib Sep 2017 #11
Codeine Sep 2017 #13
Docreed2003 Sep 2017 #16
Aimee in OKC Sep 2017 #14
Leith Sep 2017 #17

Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:34 PM

1. There are a lot worse things to create than a nerd

who goes through life with a sonic (or combination) screwdriver, relying on the weapon in his head.

I lost touch after Tom Baker regenerated into somebody else because I worked when it was on. I do remember that. And the Daleks.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:44 PM

4. Honestly...

I think "Dr Who" has made him into a more world conscience and liberal kid than I could have ever hoped. When the news broke that the next "doctor" would be a woman, I ask him what he thought and he said "Daddy that's amazing!!! I hope she has red hair, "The Doctor" is always wishing for red hair"...guess what, if they stick with her current hair color, she'll be the "red headed doctor".

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:35 PM

2. Oh, I love it!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:37 PM

3. Good for you!

You are not alone....! My kids are abit older, but have become whovians, too!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:23 PM

5. two of my children are Dr. Who fans

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:30 PM

6. Have you hit "Weeping Angels" yet? Yes?

How could you leave THOSE out of your prayers?

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:39 PM

7. Funny, we've seen and experienced them multiple times...

Funny story, our neighbors across the street bought an angel sculpture recently. Every morning, when I put my son on the bus I'd tease and say, "OMG, look at the weeping angel"!!! I know, I'm awful!! Yet every day, my son would grab my face and look into my eyes and say "Daddy, don't blink. Don't even think about blinking. Blink, and you're dead." Lmao. It didn't help that the neighbors moved the statue daily in order to decide where the angel would go. My son took notice of every move and said "See, they're following us"! The statue isn't around anymore, either its blocked from view in their backyard or the neighbors sold it. But the experience of the "Fallen angels" in real life lives on in our household!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:47 PM

9. That IS a funny story!

I see therapy in someone's future.

It's our parental duty passed on from generation to generation!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:09 AM

10. I can hear a kid saying that in a close approximation of 10's voice. LOL nt

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 01:14 PM

12. If You Haven't Seen This Video Clip, You HAVE To!

If you have seen it, enjoy it again.


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Response to Leith (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:37 PM

15. That's hilarious!

My son got a kick out of it too! Thanks for sharing!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:40 PM

8. I Have Almost All Old Episodes Shown In Denver On Video Tape Plus All New Series-----

 

except the latest. But am behind in watching all the new series. I Have Hartnell through Sylvester McCoy. That means can watch the almost the entire series since Hartnell. Of course it would take months to watch that much.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:14 AM

11. Awesome

My 15 yr old daughter was the same way. We caught up years ago so it is difficult to keep up the intensity when you don't have the ability to binge watch. The seasons are short and spread out so you have to wait forever for new content.

My daughter ended up becoming a real anglophile. She loves all things English. I have taken her to London which she loves.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 02:32 PM

13. Our kids came with us to ComicCon

 

dressed as the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors; when John Barrowman saw our son as little Tenth he came bounding out of the booth he was in and started shouting for his husband to take a picture of them together. It was a pretty epic moment.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:38 PM

16. That's an awesome story! My son would have flipped!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:13 PM

14. You might enjoy an old filksong "The Doctor's Pockets"

http://www.swil.org/FILKS/filkbook1.html#4

... sung to "My Favorite Things".

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Response to Aimee in OKC (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:00 PM

17. What!

No bananas?

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