Kids who think they run the world? Wildlings who follow no rules and don’t even know what a windmill is? Grown men wearing protective chain mail underneath fancy outerwear? Oh, yes, the parallels between this season of Game of Thrones — the medieval fantasy series where various power-hungry players fight ruthlessly to sit on the iron throne — and parenting are easy to draw.
With the final episode of HBO’s amazing show on the horizon, I thought I would take the opportunity to draw some comparisons between the two. But beware! There be spoilers ahead! So if you’re not up-to-date on this season’s episodes, or if you only have a six-month-old, you might be surprised by what you’re about to hear.