Raising kids is equal parts horror, action, drama, comedy, and science fiction — so it only makes sense that so many movies are metaphors for parenting.
Oh c’mon, you know that movie about that gruesome zombie totally reminded you of your adorably drooly, slow-crawling 9-month-old. (Maybe that baby talk really translates to “braaaains, braaaains …”) OK, maybe that was just me, but I can’t help but draw eerie similarities between parenting and thematic elements of popular cinema.
Still not convinced? Check out these 11 popular movies and my parenting take on ‘em.
Sleeping With the Enemy
Sleeping with a mouth-breathing, rib-kicking, cover-stealing toddler is pretty damn hellish if you ask me. By day (and between tantrums), your toddler is an angel. By night, he becomes your sworn co-sleeping enemy. Get it from Amazon, $8.49
Are any of your favorite movies metaphors for parenting?
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