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  1. I also have a houseful of Who-obsessed kids–one 13 and one 10. The 13yo shares every PInterest theoryand obsesses about Sherlock too. The 10yo is newish to Who so wants to watch all the episodes again, and has already broken my ears by talking nonstop about Minecraft for 6 hours a day. I try to listen on the theory that listening to Minecraft chatter until my ears bleed paves the way for them to think of me as someone who listens when they are 16 and have way more important stuff to say. I hope. I really hate Minecraft. I quite like Doctor Who but not quite as much as they want to tell me about it.. But so far so good with the older one, she tells me about her friend drama and all.
    Yes, Pokemon have battles. 🙂 They are possibly the most genius marketing concept ever invented for kids–they are cute, there are loads of them to collect and memorize stuff about, and they fight.

  2. And you’ve only got the one of them! ;)Now, seriously, way back in 1990, when I was at Teacher Training College we actually had a lecture on Pokemon so we would understand our pupils obsession with them! I prayed hard that they would disappear along with cabbage patch kids way before I was blessed with children…but here they still are. But the obsession with them does go over. Like all other phases, teething and potty training, this too shall pass! Hang on in there 🙂

  3. My little ponies and Lego friends are in fashion in my household (four year daughter). I think your son is very smart and has good sense of fairness. Well done 🙂

  4. First of all, Don’t Dis the Doc, or Batman. I grew up on Batman, the good one, with Adam West, and my first lesson in the stupidity of others came when a boy of 4 — we were both 4 — informed me that I couldn’t like Batman because I was a GIRL! Well I was a girl, and I did like Batman, so his reasoning was way, way off.Instead of fighting it, ask questions, and it IS sad that Bruce Wayne’s parents were murdered — so tell him so.
    You feign interest in whatever your friends are interested in that you are not (remember scary movie blog?), so why not your son? We may be older, but we are the same as we used to be on the inside, so stop with the Shabby chic, and get into Shaggy from Scooby-Doo. or better yet, why don’t you both get into “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer”.
    I have teenagers, and one day you’ll wonder what happened to their old obsessions, like Thomas the Train, for instance, and feel very, very sad.

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