Parenting

What Does it Mean When my Kid Ships Something?

November 15, 2015 // 4 Comments

“I ship JohnLock.” If you’re hearing those words, or similar ones, in your house lately, you may be wondering what exactly it means. What is shipping anyway? It’s certainly nothing to panic about. The word, ship, is short for relationship, and when someone ‘ships someone, it just means that they would like to see them hook up. It’s generally intended for fictional characters; my example above relates to the BBC show Sherlock and my belief that John Watson is in love with //

Connecting With Your Kids Through Fandoms

October 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

I recently asked my fourteen year old daughter what her favorite fandom was. After much agonizing, she finally blurted out “Transformers!” I’m pretty proud to say that I introduced her to that one. My brother sent me the first movie several years ago, because we had watched the cartoon together when we were little. Family bonding at its finest. What I expected her to say was “Sherlock” or “Supernatural.” Those are her big ones, lately. I love to give her grief about Sherlock. //