Zombies have become very popular lately. AMC's “The Walking Dead” has really pumped up zombies Q-rating. Zombies have been around in stories, books and film for a very long time. While zombies aren't as romantic as vampires, they do have their own certain attraction. I've always felt that becoming a zombie was more attainable than becoming a vampire. Ask any person that's a parent. They'll tell you exactly what being a zombie is like.
Right after the amazement of creating a human being wears off, you realize that you're going through a metamorphosis and the life you knew is slowly becoming unrecognizable – as are you! Babies don't sleep. This trend continues right through to teenage years when they sleep all day and stay up all night. (My theory is that vampires are based on teenagers.) Do you know what sleep deprivation does to your brain? It envelopes it in a thick fog like substance so that even remembering to change your underwear becomes monumental task.
The brain vanishing continues as you spend days, weeks and months with your child watching things like Yo Gabba Gabba (this even sounds like zombie noises!), Dora the Explorer, Sesame Street; without adult interaction or beer. You start to loose verbal skills. You tend to babble unintelligibly. This frustrating inability to speak also continues as your baby grows. Have you ever seen and/or heard a parent standing over a screaming, heel-kicking, floor-banging tantrum throwing toddler trying not to scream at the top of their lungs, “FUCKING SHUT THE FUCK UP!”?You really can't let loose and swear like a drunken sailor in front of your child no matter how unreasonable they're being. So the parent gurgles and gasps swallowing those nasty words as their eyes start to bulge and spittle sprays as they desperately try to hold down the anger and reason with the little
Having children will transform you forever. That's scary, right? Probably scarier than the flesh-eating zombies from “Night of The Living Dead”. And you know what? Kids are even proud of turning you into a zombie. Check these items out by Howdygal. I'm a parent so I know of what I speak. My children are grown but once a zombie, always a zombie. It was because of my own zombiedom that I was able to see it in others.
Someday take the time to watch parents of young children leave a theme park, carnival, fair, etc. after a long day with the ankle-biters. Their eyes are blank, they move with slow, uneven steps, they're dirty – covered in ice cream, cotton candy, hot dog, yogurt and soy milk and probably vomit. They are usually pushing or dragging children, oblivious to the screams and tears being shed. Those parents know exactly why some animals eat their young. They have become ZOMBIES! Those poor, pitiful parents became the inspiration for my Zombie Mommie dolls. Just because I'm a zombie doesn't mean I lost my sense of humor along with my brain!
|Zombie Mommies by nitebyrd|
There are other types of everyday, semi-scary zombies beside the I'm-A-Parent Zombie. This is why I think that zombies are much more relevant than vampires. You undoubtedly know some, the Soul-Sucking-Dead-End-Job Zombie and the Depression Zombie. I actually am both of those type zombies, too. But those are stories for another time.
The Zombie Mommies in the picture have all gone to their final un-resting places. I'm resurrecting some more right now. Keep checking my Etsy shop!
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I'd like to thank Sharon from GHOST HUNTING THEORIES for sponsoring this Blog Walk. I hope y'all will take some time to visit the other blogs that are participating. Show 'em some zombie love, 'K?