05 July 2005

"Marry a Nerd", She Said

Our 6th grade niece has been spending the last couple of weeks with us. Her mother (my sister) drops her off in the morning and picks her up in the evening. She just earned her orange belt in Tae kwon do. Because it has provided us a break from our normal summer routine, we have all enjoyed her sojourn with us. My children idolize her. But I think she is learning more about us than I am comfortable with.

Yesterday, my sister told me something very interesting that my niece said after going home one night. She said something like, “I don’t want to chase after and marry the popular guys at school. I want to chase after the nerds and marry one of them.” When her mother asked her why she thought that, my niece replied, “Because that is what Aunt D. (my wife) did.”

I will be more closely monitoring the communications between my wife and my niece.



4BoyDad said...

Hey, it worked for me, too.

As a representative and trainer of future nerds, I would encourage you not to dissuade any females from this point of view. Our continuance requires it.

Splitcat Chintzibobs said...

I will continue to monitor the situation. I am concerned with my wife's seeming attempt to put me on a pedestal as some kind of uber-nerd. Thanks for reading.


fiorinda said...

No, you are definitely not an uber nerd. Not until you start subscribing to computer magazines. But where would you be if I did not have a penchant for nerds?

Splitcat Chintzibobs said...

Cold, lonely, and with alot more money.


Becki said...

Don't fool yourself - you'd just be spending it on something else!!! :)