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How to tell you're raising a nerd

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Bob Cook, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    So here's an example from the other day of how I am steering my children, proudly, toward geekdom. My boys and I went to the Star Wars Imagination exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry (that's not the example) on New Year's Eve (that's not it, either). As we're standing in line, we can see a model of one of the pod racers from Episode I. My 5-year-old son says, "That's Sebulba's." (That's not the example.) Another 5-year-old starts fighting with my son -- "No, that's Anakin's!" The two boys are going back and forth about this like Ali-Foreman in Zaire. And, yes, that's a part of the example, but not all of it.

    So here's the example. Not only was my 5-year-old fighting with a boy he doesn't know at a Star Wars show about whose pod racer that was, but he also WAS RIGHT!!!!!!

    I must say, I had to wipe a tear of joy away when I saw the sign by the model reading "Sebulba's Pod Racer."

    Please share any stories of your child's impending nerddom, if you will.
  2. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I weep for your child.
  3. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    Sounds like a very proud moment, sir.
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    My children share my genes. 'Nuff said.
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Your son will never get laid, and I say that as a Star Wars geek.
  6. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Watch out for this guy:

  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    But if he were 10 years older, chickie would be interested :eek:
  8. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Be fair spnited.

    12 years.
  9. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

    Great story Bob. Good job by the little man!
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Sad, but true.
  11. Bill Horton

    Bill Horton Active Member

    My wife and I were both jocks growing, playing most traditional sports, and I played rugby in college. Our oldest son is a college scholarship athlete.
    Our 16-year-old? He tried. He really did. Except for being slow, small, not very strong and not very coordinated, he was fine.
    Eventually, he went nerd on us. But you know what? He's the most considerate, nicest, sweetest, kindest and funniest 16-year-old I've ever known and I love having him around. A senior asked him to homecoming last fall and another girl just asked him to prom.
    He also scored a 33 on his first ACT without even preparing. He plans to prepare for the next one in February.
    I'm already dreaming about what we'll do with the money we'll be saving !!!!
    He may be a nerd, but he's our nerd. And I love that boy!
  12. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    So, what comes first, the Conan reference for the thread, or the Heathers reference for BH?
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