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Little fan

April 6th, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Parenting

Talking about fandoms, I get excited thinking about what the kid might find herself enthralled with. I have friends whose kids are already heavily into Star Wars and comic books. My daughter says she likes Wonder Woman and Yoda, but is afraid of the Hulk.

Understandable really.

She’s also not a fan of Spider-man, much to her Auntie’s chagrin.

I of course want to introduce her to all my stuff, but I don’t want to force it on her. I also don’t want to scare the crap out of her, which some parts of Doctor Who would obviously do. I mean, the Weeping Angels scare the crap out of me. But she does love hitting the button on my TARDIS cookie jar and hearing the whirring, so that’s a good start.

We’ve introduced her to the Muppets already, of course, because we’re good parents. I mean, the Muppets aren’t so much a fandom as necessary to a happy life. I want to show her Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and all the strong females I can when it’s appropriate.

But I’m interested to see what fandoms she falls into as she grows up. And I hope she finds something that she loves.


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