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Child zombies

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:46 pm
by norcalprep
I always thought how people in movies who had to deal with child zombies to be so ludicrous.


Recently, my daughter has been having night terrors. For those of you who don't know, the kids will suddenly bolt upright in their bed screaming their heads off, thrash around, and generally behave as if they're possessed. Last night she did it again, and when I went to check on her, I suddenly understood how the (fictional) parents must have felt seeing their children as zombies.

I went to my daughter's room and opened the door slowly so as not to startle her. It's very dark in there, and my eyes have not adjusted after just watching TV. A dim shaft of light from the hallway nightlight edges into her room. Suddenly, I make out a shape bolting out of bed, sprinting towards me with a piercing scream, arms outstretched, and all I see is Frozen's Elsa and Anna PJs racing towards me! I have to admit that that was terrifying to witness!! I could barely breathe, and held her at arms length for a brief second before letting her jump in my arms. It was like time slowed to a crawl when she raced through the dim light, and sped up again after I was holding her.


So, yeah, just want to say I understand why those people hesitate in movies.

Re: Child zombies

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:47 pm
by Stercutus
So err... How did you "take care of them"

Or were they not zombies?

Re: Child zombies

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:19 pm
by ZombieDude
haha that's terrifying!

I always dress my kids up as zombies for Halloween. Have you ever seen the part where Rick has to shoot Sophia in The Walking Dead? nobody wants to kill zombie kids, even if they do want to eat your brains

Re: Child zombies

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:49 pm
by AfleetAlex
What happening with your kid, that they're having night terrors?

Re: Child zombies

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:21 am
by wee drop o' bush
AfleetAlex wrote:What happening with your kid, that they're having night terrors?
Nothing much probably. I still have night terrors, hypnopompic hallucinations & other sleep disturbances and I'm 41 :crazy: :rofl:
I'd only be concerned about your child if they're a sudden development, with no prior occurrences. Acute stressors trigger mine usually.
Some people are prone to them, sometimes kids grow out of them as they get older but sometimes they don't. It's disturbing to loved ones unfortunate enough to be wakened out of a sound sleep and disturbing to the person suffering them if it's a real terrifying hallucination :gonk:

Re: Child zombies

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:45 am
by norcalprep
AfleetAlex wrote:What happening with your kid, that they're having night terrors?
Maybe stresses from transitioning to new daycare? The last few days of the last nanny was pretty piss-poor, too. Very unpleasant for all involved. I had to wrest our housekey back.

Re: Child zombies

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:49 am
by wee drop o' bush
norcalprep wrote:
AfleetAlex wrote:What happening with your kid, that they're having night terrors?
Maybe stresses from transitioning to new daycare? The last few days of the last nanny was pretty piss-poor, too. Very unpleasant for all involved. I had to wrest our housekey back.
That'll do it, poor kid. It should settle down once the stressors diminish.

Re: Child zombies

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:01 pm
by norcalprep
wee drop o' bush wrote:
norcalprep wrote:
AfleetAlex wrote:What happening with your kid, that they're having night terrors?
Maybe stresses from transitioning to new daycare? The last few days of the last nanny was pretty piss-poor, too. Very unpleasant for all involved. I had to wrest our housekey back.
That'll do it, poor kid. It should settle down once the stressors diminish.
Thanks, and I really hope so since the only other possibility is that she is slowly becoming a zombie, and I just don't want to face that yet :D If she's 'Patient Zero' of the zombiepocalypse, then I'm "Victim 1".

Child zombies

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:25 pm
by wee drop o' bush
Just think though, you'd make the history books (if civilisation survives the ZOMPOC caused by your Darlin' little daughter) :rofl:

Re: Child zombies

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:09 pm
by apocalypsepal
norcalprep wrote:I always thought how people in movies who had to deal with child zombies to be so ludicrous.


Recently, my daughter has been having night terrors. For those of you who don't know, the kids will suddenly bolt upright in their bed screaming their heads off, thrash around, and generally behave as if they're possessed. Last night she did it again, and when I went to check on her, I suddenly understood how the (fictional) parents must have felt seeing their children as zombies.

I went to my daughter's room and opened the door slowly so as not to startle her. It's very dark in there, and my eyes have not adjusted after just watching TV. A dim shaft of light from the hallway nightlight edges into her room. Suddenly, I make out a shape bolting out of bed, sprinting towards me with a piercing scream, arms outstretched, and all I see is Frozen's Elsa and Anna PJs racing towards me! I have to admit that that was terrifying to witness!! I could barely breathe, and held her at arms length for a brief second before letting her jump in my arms. It was like time slowed to a crawl when she raced through the dim light, and sped up again after I was holding her.


So, yeah, just want to say I understand why those people hesitate in movies.
This is traumatizing... but I understand also.

Re: Child zombies

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:35 pm
by LyraJean
My husband says I have night terrors sometimes. I don't remember them though but if stress causes them it was a pretty stressful for me at the time they were happening.

Re: Child zombies

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:58 pm
by duodecima
wee drop o' bush wrote:
AfleetAlex wrote:What happening with your kid, that they're having night terrors?
Nothing much probably. I still have night terrors, hypnopompic hallucinations & other sleep disturbances and I'm 41 :crazy: :rofl:
I'd only be concerned about your child if they're a sudden development, with no prior occurrences. Acute stressors trigger mine usually.
Some people are prone to them, sometimes kids grow out of them as they get older but sometimes they don't. It's disturbing to loved ones unfortunate enough to be wakened out of a sound sleep and disturbing to the person suffering them if it's a real terrifying hallucination :gonk:
Yeah, night terrors are a completely different beast than nightmares. Different EEG, happen at different stages of sleep.