Sunday, March 3, 2013

Daddy's Girl

"There's nothing like a father and daughter bonding over zombies!"

I can't help but laugh at the fact that these words just came out of my father's mouth from across the room.  I've always been a daddy's girl.  We did all the cute daddy/daughter stuff together: we went to dances and bonded during car rides when I was in school; we go fishing every summer, and you can find us swearing at the TV together for most Chicago Blackhawks games.  But zombies?  Um, no.

It was an accident, I swear.  I lived with roommates for a semester who go me hooked on the show "The Walking Dead."  I resisted as much as I could, but it was a common talking point in the apartment, and I couldn't hold out forever.  Shortly after the addiction took hold, I moved back home to start student teaching.

Mom and Dad, of course, made fun of me for watching this stupid zombie show.  I laughed too - it sounded ridiculous even to me!  But still I watched, because it was far too late for me.  Mom continued to laugh, but Dad started wandering in occasionally, staying for longer and longer periods of time.  I noticed, but kept quiet.  I knew what was happening - this is exactly how I became a Blackhawks fan.

So here we are, settled in with a pair of Pepsis and some Girl Scout cookies between us.  Watching zombies.  Maybe it's not traditional daddy/daughter bonding, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.


  1. It doesn't seem to matter how old we are, that relationship with Dad is still so important. I love how you started with a quote from your dad! I have heard much about the Walking Dead but haven't yet jumped on board ... enjoy these moments - this is what you will always remember and hold on to when you need to!

    Have a good week!

  2. Oh I am a daddy's girl to the core! I actually spent 3 hours with my dad today watching women's college's our thing! Sounds like you had some wonderful bonding time, zombies and all!

  3. Excellent. Isn't it neat how we continue to bond over the years...even over zombies. I suspect, though, it has less to do with zombies and more to do with love.

  4. This story is heartwarming......I am a sucker for Daddy's Girl stories....I absolutely loved it!

  5. It sounds like excellent bonding to me. It is sweet to imagine you both with your cookie, pop and each other.