I love nothing more than snuggling up with my man (after our toddler has gone to sleep) and streaming a classic horror flick. A real old school slasher movie like Nightmare on Elm Street or Texas Chainsaw Massacre are our go-to picks; the kind I used to watch from behind a cushion when I was growing up. In fact, I have actually realized that, in many ways, my fascination with horror movies prepared me for parenthood. From the full spectrum of gross diaper offerings, to the crazy thoughts and paranoia that develop after a string of sleepless nights, becoming a mom can often feel like living a real life horror movie.
Just like parenting, these movies can be scary and make you feel a little sick to your stomach at certain points but, in the end, everything seems to work out and the adrenaline rush can even give you an energy boost. After all, life would be boring without a little fear, right? Yeah, let's go with that.
Now that I have survived the first few years of parenting, I know there is nothing any horror movie mogul could cook up to rival the real life gore show that is parenting. Still, being a fan helped me feel more prepared for what was to come: