Milestones in Zombie Mothering

| February 23, 2011 | Comments (4)

Tending the Zombie Farm I not only observed their first words, their first steps, even a first petition drive, I helped my children prepare for those moments. I felt those moments.

But I don’t feel quite as special for having coached my boys through their most recent milestone: harvesting brains.

Yes, I have become one of those mothers, a new breed of helicopter mom- a virtual farmhand. I am helping the boys tend to their Zombie Farm while they attend school.

I’ve learned that carrots need to be harvested right away, therefore onions, which can last longer in the ground, are a safer crop. I’ve come to realize that garden gnome zombies, while good for their fertilization skills, lack the chops to beat the farmer. More importantly, I now know that zombies wilt fast as carrots if they aren’t plucked from the digitized soil shortly after they pop up.

I have somehow been sucked into the game alongside my boys. They leave for school with an innocent request, “Mom, can you invade at 10 this morning?”

I work from home, I have a flexible schedule, how can I turn them down?

So here I am harvesting onions, tilling the soil, planting a few more seeds and preparing this undead army for their next invasion.

And so it goes. For each brain they acquire in the game, I can’t help but wonder if I’m losing a little bit of my own.

(Photo:  No worries, my son is picking strawberries, not tiny zombie brains!)

Category: New Posts, Parenting, tweens

About Kim Moldofsky: Kim Moldofsky is a Chicago-area Social Media Mom of tween boys. Blogging since 2005 at Hormone-colored Days and around the web, she has a reputation as an insightful blogger who supports the momblogger community. She connects brands and bloggers for conversations, events and product reviews at MomImpact. View author profile.

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  1. megryansmom says:

    LOL, I can totally relate to this as my freshly 5 yr old grandson has discovered CityVille on Facebook and my daughter I have created new fb identities just so he has a few more neighbors.

  2. Lisa says:

    oh my gosh you’re hysterical. it’s still the other way around here, my kids help me with frontierville lol

  3. Lisa, at least you’ve got it right. They should be working for ME, not the other way around. Right?

    Megryansmom, now that is funny.

  4. I have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about, but know I will in a few years. Ahhh, boys and boy stuff.

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