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Miami face eating incident and one of my kids reaction.....

Discussion in 'The OT' started by cj9788, May 30, 2012.

  1. cj9788

    cj9788 Hall Of Fame

    May 14, 2003
    Thanks and that is exactly what my family is doing. I have had to remind the 10 and 12 year olds that their brother is freaked out by it and do not throw gas on the fire which of course is what they are doing, just not as much as i thought they would have or could have done. I think they were freaked out by it becuase of where it happened but were able to roll with it. They have been taking it easy on their younger brother.

    Not really rankled, the advice about not letting them watch the show is moot because my time machine is in the shop and I can not undo the 2 seasons of the show.

    Tonight he and his brothers are joking about it and he told me he was sorry he was acting like such a dork.

    I got the whole family hunting permits and am sure we will have another good night of sleep. I guess that is the great thing about kids is the are resilient, they just bounce right up and move on.


    I personally feel that had my son NOT watched shows like the Walking Dead or Breaking Bad or Dexter his break may have been more severe after he saw the picture of the victim on the playground at school. A couple of his classmates have missed school today, tomorrow there is some sort of teacher conference set up. Seems thay want to find the boys or girls who showed thie pictures.
  2. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

    Jun 12, 2009
    I just found out that my 7 year old nephew has seen some of the graphic pics, and the news story. He doesn't have the context of having seen The Walking Dead or any horror type genere, so we'll see how he does.

    I think posters weren't so much "critizing" you, as they were implying that The Walking Dead set the foundation for what's currently happening. That point can be argued (as we don't have an alternate timeline to compare what would happen if) but it's my opinion that your child's fear would not have been as great under different circumstances...
  3. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

    Jun 12, 2009
    That's just scary logic...
  4. jdskycaster

    jdskycaster Legend

    Sep 1, 2008
    Santa made me do it??:confused:

    Absolutely, explaining to a child that animals eat each other is easier than explaining that even though they just saw it happen humans really do not eat each other. Why? Because this is something that is actually taught in elementary schools and at a young age. Called the circle of life. Last I checked we were still at the top of the food chain but it has been a couple years since my youngest studied this. They do not however study cannibalism in our elementary school.

    To the OP. Sorry if my original post was written as a bash. I feel bad that kids are passing pictures and your child is having issues but I am truly concerned that you make the walking dead a family fun night activity when there are other more age appropriate shows where you could have just as good a time with. Maybe they would not be as interesting to you but I have sat through more shows and movies that were not of my preference but I paid little attention to what we were watching and just enjoyed the time together. Now that my oldest is 16 we can watch a much better variety.

    I am happy to hear that the issue is getting better and sleep is returning but I would not reinforce this feeling by watching any additional blood and gore on TV especially when you can avoid it.
  5. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    And we all know Zombies eat brains, not faces :) Glad its working out for him. Keeping older brothers from thinking you are a "dork" will solve the problem quite rapidly I should think.
  6. cj9788

    cj9788 Hall Of Fame

    May 14, 2003
    I am a bit twisted so scary can not be far off.

    Please let me know how your nephew is dealing with this and the context it was being put in for him. The scary crap peope do and the crazies who make it go viral. What a world...

    If I became snooty, my apolpgies The Sunday night horror night has been a tradition of ours for years and we love it. Just never in a million years did I think something from te real world could bring the 2 together in such a way.....
  7. cj9788

    cj9788 Hall Of Fame

    May 14, 2003
    +1 :)
  8. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Just an oddity of timing: I was watching the last four eps of Boss,[Starz], and they mentioned a Chicago killer that put bite marks all over a victim.
  9. gilviv

    gilviv Godfather

    Sep 18, 2007
    Miami, FL. USA
    From the "305" (Miami) and have 2 young kids, ages 9 and 12 who do not watch shows like the OP's kids are allowed too. But I must say, the way the news story has been all over the different media outlets because of its' far fetched and gruesome nature has even exposed my generally "sheltered" kids to it. They mentioned something on Tuseday(1st day back after Holiday weekend) about it when I picked them up from school. No, they don't think Zombies are coming, but they, specially the youngest, asked "if this thing she is hearing about a man eating anothers face off is real?". And granted I/we had to kinda sorta talk about it with them both..... preping them for what they MAY see somewhere......information, good or bad, travels too fast these days. Not just Smart phones in playgrounds any more, iTouches iPads, all kinds of electronics connected to the REAL world!:nono2:

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