Parenting is JUST Like Game of Thrones
The year my oldest child turned 8 was the year that Season 8 of Game of Thrones premiered. Coincidence? I think not. Because along the way, I’ve learned that parenting is just like Game of Thrones.
GOT is one of the few shows that both my husband and I enjoy together. It has everything we each could want–action, sex, nudity, period costumes and hairstyles, fantasy, dragons, sex, nudity… All of it. We are living our very own Game of Thrones. It’s a season that never ends, it’s called parenting.
So what exactly does Game of Thrones have in common with parenting? Well, the answer is EVERYTHING!
*Warning this post contains spoilers for the past 7 seasons of Game of Thrones. If you haven’t seen it, watch it! You won’t be sorry.
Video Version of Parenthood is JUST like Game of Thrones:
Don’t Raise Little Assholes
We as parents have one job in life, and that’s not to raise little Joffrey’s.
You are Being Manipulated By a Brilliant Person Half Your Height
There’s A Lot Of Wine Involved
The battle for the Iron Throne and parenting requires much wine.
There’s an Insane Amount of Full Frontal Nudity
Men, women, hotties, and not-so-hotties all get totally naked in GOT. (This one was pointed out by my friend Ashley, The Better Be Babe. )
At the End of the Day, We Feel How Melisandre Looks Without Her Broach
Having kids ages you. Like a LOT.
Your Baby Daddy Shouldn’t Be Your Brother
This should be a given, but if you were thinking it. (And while we later accept aunt and nephew relations I also suggest steering clear of those.)
You Don’t Have To Give Birth To Be A Mother
Daenerys shows us that you don’t have to physically give birth to be a mother. Whether you birthed them, adopted them, used a surrogate, or married their dad…. you’re still their mom.
You’re Never Alone in the Throne Room
Don’t forget to lock the bathroom door. A kid always gets in. And in Tywin’s case, that kid kills him. (See also: don’t play favorites with your kids!)
Kids Don’t Keep Promises
We make our kids promise things. And then they don’t DO them. It’s infuriating when we are only trying to protect them. Bram would be walking today if he’d just LISTENED TO HIS MOTHER.
Kids Will Tattle
Kids Are Like White Walkers
Just when you think you’ve put the kids to bed they rise back up for a cup of water, another kiss or to wreak more havoc.
Bedtime is the WORST
You can have a great day but it all goes to hell at bedtime. So says Glynis and every other parent in the world.
No One Ever Feels “Ready” to Be a Parent
We Are All Jon Snow-We Know Nothing
Ygritte is right. We know nothing. There’s no parenting manual that comes with our babies. We simply figure shit out as we go along, and hope it’s right.
We Are ALL Mothers of Dragons
We are all Mothers of Dragons. Half empowered and half terrified they are going to burn this place to the ground. (Thanks to my friend MK from MomBabble for that gem.)
Thanks to Val from MommyRandR who helped write and inspired this post.