Life Zombiefied

By Monday, August 25, 2014 55 , , Permalink 7

Once upon a time I couldn’t fathom talking about zombies. To me, zombies were monsters that haunted my dreams. I couldn’t even look at a picture of the un-dead without having nightmares for days, let alone watching a movie or playing a video game.

It is funny how time can change the way we see our surroundings.

Once, I was scared of zombies. Now, zombies are a huge part of my life.

It all started with the now infamous Zombie Patch, introduced to us by me beloved husband. Zombie Patches are also widely known as Cemeteries. Every time we drive by a cemetery the boys are sure to yell ZOMBIE PATCH!

Mom, did you see anything wiggling in there? What if something is moving, dad?

Ever since the first Zombie Patch, somewhere in Deming, WA, zombies are everywhere! The boys cannot have enough of the un-dead! The play zombie games on their Kindles, we have long conversation on anything zombies (on how they came to be, whether they are real or not, etc). We even watched World War Z with the boys.

We often debate on  whether zombies should be slow as in Shawn of the Dead or fast as in World War Z –definitely prefer Shawn of the Dead zombies over World War Z’s.

They even love to act like them:

Definitely a Shawn of the Dead zombie He might not look like it, but fear this zombie!

Don’t be fooled. These zombies mean business. They will bite your butt off if you let them get too close.

All this zombie love has started quite a few interesting conversations with our boys, specially with A. who is 6 years old now and has a better understanding on the subject. Take, for example, this quote from one of our conversation with him:

I wish zombies would come to life so daddy can shoot* them all!

 

What are your thoughts on zombies: friends or foes?

 

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* Before anyone sh!ts themselves and decides to leave ill-meaning comments, yes we have taught our boys that guns are not to be played with, that they are not toys, and that they are not allowed to touch them (let alone come close) to a gun ever, unless their father, personally, let’s them do so. So please, if you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing at all, close the tab, and have a good day.

55 Comments
  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    August 25, 2014

    I love zombies – especially if they are that cute :)

  • Janel (A Mom's Take)
    August 25, 2014

    I haven’t heard of Zombie Patch before but I do love zombies, started with The Walking Dead. My child does tell me that she plays Zobmies out on the playground at school during recess. Such cute photos.

    • Sofia
      August 26, 2014

      “Zombie Patch” was totally made up by my husband and it has stuck ever since. Now we yell Zombie Patch whenever we go by a cemetery (which happens a lot now that we have moved).

      tried watching The Walking Dead but I just couldn’t stick with the show.

  • Anne
    August 25, 2014

    My teens like to do Zombie makeup and take pictures for Facebook, it is all in good fun!

  • Kelsey Apley
    August 25, 2014

    Hehe those are some cute zombies! I love the plant vs zombies game, hehe does that count?!

    • Sofia
      August 26, 2014

      That’s how my oldest son found about zombies, by playing plant vs zombie!! Hehehehe and yes, it does count! :)

  • ourfamilyworld
    August 25, 2014

    I was always scared of Zombies when I was a kid. But now, I don’t mind them. My kids totally love them! Love your pictures

  • Jenna Wood
    August 25, 2014

    I think zombies would be harmless; besides, they’re traditionally slow moving. Anyone with half a brain should be able to out run them, right? :)

    • Sofia
      August 26, 2014

      What about the World War Z zombies, they were pretty fast! Not that I would like fast zombies. They should definitely be as slow as a snail…maybe having half a brain will cause them to get easily distracted….squirrel….so we can out run them!

  • Nolie
    August 25, 2014

    How long has the zombie craze been going on for?

    • Sofia
      August 26, 2014

      I blame it on The Walking Dead, so about 5 years now!

  • Kelly Hutchinson
    August 25, 2014

    My son and his friend play zombies online all the time. It is so gross but they love it!

  • Ashley S
    August 25, 2014

    So cute! My little guy actually loves zombies. He’s totally into monsters and such!

  • Amber Edwards
    August 25, 2014

    My kids are crazy about zombies and we don’t even let them watch zombie movies! lol. My daughter loves to go around pretending to be a zombie. Definitely something she picked up from her cousin who loves to play plants vs zombie. lol.

    • Sofia
      August 26, 2014

      My boys got their cousins into zombies by playing zombie tag last time they visited. Now they all pretend to be zombie when they are together!

  • Stefany
    August 25, 2014

    My son loves zombies too, and like you, I never knew that zombies would be a natural part of my vocabulary. I’m good with him playing like a zombie but I can do without the movies. haha

  • Brandy M.
    August 25, 2014

    If all zombies were that cute I wish they all could come to life. Honestly I have not given much thought to them but I have 2 boys who are hitting the age of them being cool so I see a lot of Zombie fun in my future.

    • Sofia
      August 26, 2014

      Just wait for it. Soon your kiddos will be walking slowly, hands stretched in front of them, and grunting as they slowly chase you around the house. It is so much fun!

  • Jen Temcio @dapperhouse
    August 25, 2014

    I have not seen any zombie shows yet. People highly recommend Walking Dead so maybe I should start watching, If zombies are as cute as yours, I will be a big fan!

    • Sofia
      August 26, 2014

      The Walking Dead is a good show. There is also Dawn of the Dead and Shawn of the Dead (which is a parody of DofD). And World War Z with Mr. Brad Pitt. There are tons more but those are the only ones that I can come up with with only have a cup of coffee on me :)

      Ooh, Zombieland!

  • jennifer medeiros
    August 25, 2014

    My kids are too young to really know much about the zombie thing, so it is not a big deal in our home.

  • Amy Desrosiers
    August 25, 2014

    Zombie Patches?? My gosh, that is so cute!! Your sons are too cute to like/be zombies too!! lol

    • Sofia
      August 26, 2014

      Hehehe, thanks! :)

  • Payal Bansal (@TrendsnHealth)
    August 25, 2014

    Lol… the cute little zombies….. they both look adorable zombies

  • Francine @ Teresa's Family Cleaning
    August 25, 2014

    I love my little zombies!

  • Dawn
    August 25, 2014

    Zombies are super cool. My husband and son have turned me on to the magic of the walking dead.

    • Sofia
      August 26, 2014

      I tried watching it but I just couldn’t get my self into the story. Rick is so darn annoying!

  • Jennifer
    August 25, 2014

    I’ve never been a huge zombie fan. Then I watched The Walking Dead. Now I’m all about zombies.

  • Stacey - Seattle Mom Blog
    August 25, 2014

    Zombies aren’t my favorite, but sometimes when the mood strikes me, I’ll watch a zombie flick. Zombies are great when you’re in the mood.

  • Ben - Gentlebim
    August 25, 2014

    Zobies FTW! I’m all about zombies. When I was a kid, I watched night of the living dead, and I was totally hooked from then on.

  • Aimee Smith
    August 25, 2014

    Ha ha kids imaginations are the best. How could you not love zombies that cute!?

  • Uplifting Families
    August 25, 2014

    I am not really a fan of Zombies. OF course, they make movies fun and interesting though. 😉

  • Daisy
    August 25, 2014

    You have no idea how obsessed my husband and son are with zombies. LOL – they get so over-the-top. It cracks me up.

  • Brandie
    August 25, 2014

    LOL…we are a bit zombie obsessed in our house! I love how they call it a zombie patch. We don’t have a lot of random cemeteries here in Vegas, but when we lived in Virginia, they were on nearly every corner…too bad we didn’t know of this term back then. We would have went crazy with it.

  • Dawn
    August 25, 2014

    I feel your pain LOL! My daughter is obsessed with anything supernatural related! She loves zombies, vampires, werewolves, and anything related!

  • CrazyMom a/k/a Melanie
    August 25, 2014

    My boys are all about Zombies, too… I don’t know one house in our neighborhood who isn’t Zoombie crazy…. :-)..loved your post, glad it’s not just at my house …

  • Pam
    August 25, 2014

    Can you believe I have never seen the Walking Dead? I dont want to run into any zombies in real life unless they are as cute as your two! :)

  • Shauna
    August 25, 2014

    Those are some adorable zombies… I just saw that movie… man, what is it called? Where the zombie has thoughts and falls in love? Anyways, I really enjoyed it and would watch it again… ha

  • valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    August 25, 2014

    The boys look cute. My oldest is 18 and likes the zombie shows and movies.

  • mel
    August 25, 2014

    Zombies are the best, esp if they are cute:) Love the Walking Dead!

  • Katy Rawson
    August 25, 2014

    First of all, I’d like to say that I agree with your philosophy on the guns issue. Kids see guns on TV everyday. They should be taught about them. So I say, good going. However, I still do not get the popularity thing about zombies. Perhaps when my boys get older I will, but so far, zombies have not entered out lives.

  • Rosey
    August 25, 2014

    I thought I didn’t like zombies until I saw yours. They’re too cute not to like. :)

  • Lori Pace
    August 25, 2014

    It’s so funny how long the zombie craze has stuck around. You have some cute zombies after you!

  • Michele
    August 26, 2014

    Those are adorable zombies–if they were all that them I’d have no problems!

  • Debi
    August 26, 2014

    We love zombies. My family is kind of obsessed with them. And I am hoping for slow zombies not the WWZ kind.

  • April
    August 26, 2014

    SUper cute idea. They look adorable.

  • Liz Mays
    August 26, 2014

    I’m not sure I want a zombie for a friend OR a foe! Well, if the zombies are your kids, then I’ll be friends. They’re adorable. :)

  • Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations
    August 26, 2014

    Love zombies! Most the time they are foes unless they are cute!

  • Danielle @ We Have It All
    August 26, 2014

    Ha! Too funny! My hubby and teen son are into the Walking Dead and recently went to a zombie convention haha.

  • Brett
    August 26, 2014

    What a cute post. My son’s friends love zombies too.

  • Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM
    August 26, 2014

    I would say neither friends nor foes. I have a house full of girls, which works fantastically for me because they are into all things pink, purple, and pretty and I don’t have to deal with all of that LOL

  • Stefani Tolson
    August 26, 2014

    I haven’t heard of Zombie Patch yet. I think my son would have fun be zombiefied though! I remember dressing up as one for Halloween when I was a kid.

  • Maria Oller
    August 26, 2014

    I watch mostly the walking dead so while they are not so fast or great they are many stinky and seems they bite hard, so foes for now

  • Mary Larsen
    August 27, 2014

    I watch way too much walking dead! I love zombies but am afraid of them

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