Winter has arrived in Wine Country (and Westeros). Game of Thrones fans, can you imagine the wild women of Westeros doling out parenting advice? Here’s a rundown of what one might expect:
The words of my House are ‘Family, Duty, Honor’ and I devote my life to all three, especially when it comes to my children. This includes turning a blind eye. Like when your husband returns home with a litter of direwolf pups, one for each child. Bless them as they care for the wild beasts.
Naysayers of extended breastfeeding will be escorted out the door immediately! My boy is beautiful and strong because of my choice to nourish and nurture my son this way. My child is an extension of myself, but do what you will with yours. Tell me I’m wrong and fly away.
Children can teach you. One is never too old to learn, be it from a child who may not even be your own.
You can be a mother, even when the child did not hatch from your eggs. They may breathe fire and disobey you at times, but they are your children and will know your love is strong and true.
A grandmother’s love can be as strong as a mother’s. And like a rose, a mother is beautiful but may also have thorns. Should my grandchild be in harm’s way, then a prick of my thorn shall come to those who aim to cause such harm.
Shame? Shame? Mom-shame, you know not my name. Shame. How absurd! This preposterous word is not in my vocabulary, despite what you might think. I will do whatever I want for my children because I know what is right. Whoever may judge my decisions or attempt to discredit my love for my children will see their words blow up in their faces. Believe it.
Who is your favorite wild Westeros mom on Game of Thrones and why?
One actual amazing piece of advice from Olenna Tyrell to Daenerys in Season 7: “I’ve known a great number of clever men. I’ve outlived them all. You know why? I ignored them.”