You heard me right – Zombies!

Yes, you heard right – today I’m writing about zombies.

Why?  so very glad you asked.  I have mixed feelings about Zombies.  I can’t even decide if they deserve to start with a capital letter or not.  I certainly can’t decide if they’re on my “approved” list of things I want my kids to like.


Apparently, it doesn’t matter.

As we’re driving down the road to baseball practice last week, my kids are gripping their Kindles and playing Minecraft.

Let me start by saying I don’t understand Minecraft. It was explained to me as “virtual legos” but I think there is something else going on as well.

(if you haven’t heard of minecraft, you clearly don’t know a tween boy.)

I’m pretty sure it isn’t just sweet innocent Legos.

As we’re driving down the road, I hear from the backseat

I hate dead people.

Since I’m not aware of any dead people themed plastic bricks, I asked a perfectly logical question.

Honey, what are you doing?

I’m playing Minecraft mommy. Duh.

(don’t worry. i confiscated the kindle at the next stop light. I don’t think I’d heard “duh” since I was in Junior High. Sigh. )

Between the “duh” and the stoplight, I asked the obvious.

What kind of dead people are in Minecraft?

Duh mom. Zombies. Hello?

I have mixed feelings about that.

zombies --- hello....On the one hand, zombies are so cool right now, and I want cool kids.

On the other hand, one of my kids was still having zombie nightmares two months ago. Apparently, he’s moved on and not bothered to tell me.

The bottom line?

I can’t decide about Zombies.

Quite frankly, I can’t decide how I feel about Minecraft either.

Can you help me out?  How do you handle Zombies in your house?  Can you tell me if I’m supposed to type “zombies” or “Zombies” or even “ZOMBIES.”

Susan Baker
I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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  1. I typically handle zombies with a shotgun.. otherwise if it’s about how to teach kids about zombies I say when they are old enough to understand that their goldfish Mr. Shiny-sides has entered the great toilet bowl in the sky they are old enough to begin separating fact from fiction.

    I wouldn’t want a very small child fighting zombie hoards on their way to soccer practice every day, cool or not. That sort of thing seems more appropriate for late middle school to early high school years as a minimum. I would capitalize zombies only if you capitalize humans on a regular basis. It always erks me when I see Elf, Dwarf, and whatever capitalized in a fantasy novel but human is left uncapitalized. It makes no sense.

    • Your comments made my husband and I laugh! Thanks.

      ITA, it makes no sense to capitalize Elf and Dwarf but not human. In that context…

      Help, I’m being attaced by zombies. Yuck! (<-- not capitalized) Yuck! I loathe Zombies almost as much as Trolls or even Orcs... but not nearly as much as Goblins or Wraiths. (<-- capitalized)

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