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:
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?
* 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.