What is it that sets a Geek Mom apart from the mundane mass of mothers? Have you ever questioned if you qualify? To really know if you are part of this proud parental pack of geeks, read on…
- As soon as your daughter’s hair was long enough, you put it in Leia buns.
- You make hot cocoa with a Bunsen burner and a beaker.
- You told your kids you were watching Avatar: The Last Airbender because it had such an amazing plot, but really, you just had a crush on Zuko.
- Your diaper bag is covered with anime character pins.
- You drag the family out of bed at 2AM to watch a lunar eclipse.
- Your children KNOW what to do in case of a zombie-pocolypse.
- Talk Like A Pirate Day is an honored family tradition.
- Your children think going grocery shopping means going to the game store.
- Your children’s names are Logan and Jean Grey.
- You have to explain to your eight-year-old daughter why she can’t dress up as a Lolita.
- You expect your child to know as many digits of pi as their age.
- As soon as a new book came out, you would send your children to bed early so you could get a head start on Harry Potter.
- You worry more about the font choice than content in your child’s essay.
- You try to make cut out cookies in the golden ratio.
- You crocheted Star Trek communicators for the whole family.
- You rearrange your kid’s extracurricular activities around your role-playing game schedule.
- Legoland is a perfect family vacation.
- Your children’s toys equipped with LEDs are in extreme danger if you can ever find that tiny screwdriver.
- The Toys R Us big book has two colored pens…one color for your kids’ wish list and one color for yours.
- You and your children sing RE: Your Brains by Jonathan Coulton on the way to school.
- You have a photo of your infant holding a joystick at a computer.
- You teach your twins to say, “Wonder Twin powers…ACTIVATE!” when they fist-bump.
- You sing lullabies in Elvish.
- You have a Zelda cosplay Christmas card.
- Your children think this is all normal.
What else, geek moms?
With thanks to: Kathy Ceceri, Jenny Williams, Corrina Lavitt, Catherine Post and Jenn Tylbon
Rebecca Angel was one of those kids that put the dragon book on top of her pile in the hopes that someone would say, "Hey, I'm into that stuff too!" Alas, she had to wait until she was an adult to find fellow geeks. Luckily, she married one and they are homeschooling two children in upstate NY. Rebecca is a singer/songwriter, creative arts instructor, proponent of science literacy and 21st century education, and lover of tea, funky tights, RPGs, anime, manga, comics, fantasy books and movies. She writes about these things on geekmom, her favorite community of fellow geeks!