Parenthood is JUST like “The Walking Dead”

Parenting is JUST like "The Walking Dead" MomCave

2010 was a big year for me. I became a mom and just a month later,  “The Walking Dead” premiered. Coincidence? I think not.

Because once I became a mother my life changed in ways tantamount to a zombie apocalypse. If you think I’m exaggerating, either you’re not a parent or are just have your sh#t waaay more together than I do.

Over the past seven years of my son’s life AND seven seasons of the show, the similarities have only become more clear to me. Parenthood is JUST like “The Walking Dead.”

Check out this new video where I break it down.

Parenthood is JUST like “The Walking Dead”

♦Once they become “Walkers,” you can never take your eyes off of them. Only destruction and injury will result.


♦You’re often starving, not knowing when your next meal will come from, but you are distracted by life or death situations that need to be dealt with. Eventually, you’ll grab something to eat while on the run.


♦Ravenous beings are constantly pawing at you, and attempting to sink their mouths into your flesh.


♦Personal hygiene and fashion take a back seat to practicality, durability, and just plain survival.


♦Sex is a lovely distraction, if you have the energy for it, but has to be done quickly, quietly, and positioned behind some kind of obstruction as not to be witnessed by the Walkers.


♦Circumstances make for strange alliances. You may become tight with that dad at the park, who you previously had nothing in common with, just because you both see each other as occasionally useful. And there is no shame in that.


♦Putrid smells of rotting flesh that previously would have made you vomit, are barely noticeable.


♦Sometimes things get so messy, that you have to avert your eyes. SO MUCH TO CLEAN UP.


♦When agitated, noises will come from your Walker’s mouth that rival wild animals.


♦You may feel like you finally have things down, a system in place, a routine that can work. And then the Walkers evolve!  Game changer.


♦Carnivals never end well.


♦Sometimes you take any babysitter you can.



Parenthood is like "The Walking Dead"

Sometimes you take any babysitter you can get. And sometimes they surprise you.


♦Not feeling well? Injured? Ha! No sick days or hospital stays for you. You still have to deal with the Walkers.


♦If you mess up, there will invariably be people discussing it immediately, evaluating and second-guessing your choices, whether it’s the Mean Moms or Chris on “The Talking Dead.”

Will you be watching The Walking Dead Premiere tomorrow night? (Without your kids of course!) Comment and tell us what you think of it.

Parenthood is Just Like tThe Walking Dead"

(@2015 Jennifer Weedon Palazzo, as first published on Scary Mommy)


Jennifer Weedon Palazzo is the creator/writer/and producer of Mom Cave TV, an online network of comedy shows for moms including Slummy Mummy, Double Leche, Blabbermom, and MomCave LIVE. She's a working actress in NYC who has appeared in films, commercials, and some very off-off Broadway plays. When she’s not writing about the funny side of being a mom (for blogs like Scary Mommy and Mamalode) Jennifer can be found eating Reese’s Cups while furiously bidding on vintage clothing on eBay. She lives with her husband, Evan, bandleader of The Hot Sardines and two spirited children.


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