I’ve been watching Doctor Who with my children recently, going back to the beginning of the revival series (aka, what’s easily available on Netflix). Just today we got up to The Empty Child by Steven Moffat, and part way through the second episode of the two-parter, The Doctor Dances before real life got in the way.
If you are familiar with it, you know that it’s pretty creepy stuff, and I’d say the first great story that the series produced.
Anyway, shortly afterwards as we were getting ready to go, my middle child (13 years old now) starts chattering to me about what’s she’s taking away from the show, and says this:
So, rules if you are in a little-child-in-a-gasmask-pocalypse: don’t open the door, don’t answer the phone, tell the child to go to his room but then don’t go to his room yourself.
It warms my heart as a parent to see my kids offspring pulling these important life lessons out of their popular entertainment!