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This Little Girl Dressed As All Eleven Doctors Will Make Your Heart Bigger On The Inside

By Joanna Robinson | Miscellaneous | October 31, 2013 | Comments ()


Anyone else feel a little uncomfortable when parents dress their kids up for Halloween in a way that only makes the parents look cool and does nothing at all for the kid? I’m not talking about babies. Babies are props, do with them as you please. Baby Stevia packet? Sure. Why not.

Heisenbaby? Totally. But Little Jesse Pinkman? Wouldn’t that kid rather go as a Dragon or one of the new animated Jedi or a Squeakquel or whatever it is kids his age are into?

Anyway, the parents of this little girl claim this elaborate Halloween Doctor parade was allllll her idea. Sure sure sure. I’m sure. I could buy that she’s into Eleven. What toddler wouldn’t be? He’s the silliest Doctor. But you try to tell me that Tiny is into Eccleston already? I scoff. I scoff mightily. But I’m scoffing between grins because if her parents went to all this trouble to exploit her, the least I can do it enjoy it.











(Doctor Tiny via Unreality, Heisenbabies via Uproxx)

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  • chanohack

    I understand that my little cousins WANT to be an evil wizard and The Flash for Halloween, but I wish their parents would force them to dress as Calvin and Hobbes, because it's so freaking perfect: the tiny one is short and stocky and looks exactly like Calvin, and the big one is tall and lanky and all he needs are some stripes. I know they won't really get it, but the world needs this, dammit. I need this.

  • io

    If a pair of kids showed up for Halloween as Calvin and Hobbes, they would get every bit of candy in the house.

  • John W

    How do we know she's not the Prime Timelord from which all Timelords spring forth?

  • kirivinokur

    I'm all scoff. My kids call the shots because Halloween is for my kids. My role is to judge appropriateness, ease of execution, and practicality.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Wow, and I thought we were building a geek with Little Julien. I have footage of my husband holding forth on D&D to him, but the Little Dr. Who stuff totally trumps it.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    You do know that there is a Doctor Who RPG?

  • Mrs. Julien

    Dr. Who is a geek threshold we have yet to cross. We are subsumed in alternate forms of geekiness. Random Pride and Prejudice quote expostulations, for example.

  • phase10

    I wonder how that will work in the long run. Don't kids eventually rebel against their parents likes, or is that just an old wives tale?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    um, no. Since I know Star Trek nerds who have begat Star Trek nerds and Star Wars nerds begetting Star Wards nerds. I think the rebelling only happens if the parents/children have a desire to be "cool."

  • Mrs. Julien

    If so, we are doomed to a lot of rap music.

  • Anthony Hoffman

    Trying so hard not to be cynical. The kid looks like she's having fun. So...that's great.

  • Sara_Tonin00


  • BWeaves

    Learn how to knit. I grew up in England and they taught us how to knit in school starting at the age of 5 (School starts at 4 there). The 4th Doctor's scarf is a particularly good first project.

    Ever try to make a toddler do something they don't want to do? I bet the kid loves it. I bet the parents have introduced her to all the doctors. The classic years are more kid friendly.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    that looks like advanced knitting. Even my Girl Scout crochet attempts were Charlie Brownish in nature. I made my dad a scarf that was 5 feet long and one link wide. :)

    I have been thinking lately that I should find a knitting club in Astoria so I can learn how to do it - that way my Daily Show/Colbert watching time could be productive. I did learn a basic stitch when I played Lady Macduff ages ago, but someone else started it for me and for some reason casting-on escapes me.

  • BWeaves

    Well, the little vest would be Fair Isle technique using two colors at the same time, but it's not difficult.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Just in case you don't know the term and go look up Fair Isle, I want to add my voice, Sara, saying that it isn't that difficult, it just looks intimidating. I wouldn't make it your first project, but knitting skill comes quickly.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I used to love knitting as a way to occupy my hands in front of the TV. I've made scarves, mittens, and sweaters. The sweaters are particularly straight-forward and satisfying if you do them on around needles.

  • Mrs. Julien

    When did the weaving begin?

    ETA: And how do you knit a scarf that will lie flat?

  • BWeaves

    The weaving began at age 30, but only because it took that long to meet someone who owned a loom. I was hooked the minute I started throwing the shuttle through the shed.

    Garter stitch (knit every row) will lay flat. Besides, that's how 4's scarf was knit, anyway.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Is there a star stitch? Because then I could toss my scarf and exclaim, "Oh my stars and garters!"

  • JoannaRobinson

    And at what point did pianoforte instruction commence?

  • BWeaves

    Pianoforte instruction? Age 8.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I, of course, never had the opportunity, but if I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient. The Dowager Julien told me several times, that I would never play really well, unless I practise; and though we had no instrument, I was very welcome, as she often told me, to go to our neighbour's every day, and play on the piano forte in their recreation room. I would be in nobody's way, you know, in that part of their house.

    I may have looked a little ashamed of the Dowager's ill breeding, but made no answer.

  • Captain_Tuttle


  • Mrs. Julien

    Joanna knows just how to tee me up.

  • Jessie Soto

    My ovaries just exploded.

  • That's gotta be messy. Hopefully you were pointed at someone you don't like.

  • BWeaves

    It's more of a spoosh thang. You want to be pointed at someone you love.

  • Hopefully she was, then ;)

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