When Do I Get My Nerd Card?

When I was helping Little Man get ready for bed tonight, we were talking about school, and I asked if he could decide right now, whether he’d still want to go to his new school (charter school he started recently that is heavy on science), his old school, or be home schooled.

I know what his answer is first thing in the morning, but I was curious about when he isn’t actively trying to stay in bed.

“I’d go with the charter school,” he said after thinking about it.

“Oh, I forgot, there is secret option number four–Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters,” I joked.

He didn’t get the joke. “What are you talking about?” he asked.

“You know…Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters…I think Wolverine has helped out with a class or two.”

Still didn’t get it. “From X-Men. You’re going to lose your nerd card!”

“Ohhh,” he said, finally getting it. “Wait, what’s a nerd card?”

“It’s what you get when you join the Nerd Club. You’ve gotta like comic books, science, computers, video games, and stuff like that to join, though.”

LM’s face lit up. “I like all of that!”

My husband was listening to the conversation and chimed in. “It’s also helpful to like Star Wars, Star Trek, and Lord of the Rings.”

LM kept smiling. “I like all of that, too! But Mommy doesn’t like Star Trek, so does she get to be in?”

“I think we’ll let her,” my husband told him. “Hopefully she’ll change her mind, though.”

Nope. Not happening. I freaking hate Star Trek. I’ve tried, but no. I’m pretty sure my husband considers it a character flaw.

“So, when do I get my nerd card?” Little Man asked.

I guess I better print up something official. Maybe laminate it. ๐Ÿ˜‰


19 thoughts on “When Do I Get My Nerd Card?

  1. sparkyplants says:

    Nerd card – I think I need one of those too (except the Star Trek thing, only liked the TV shows back in the 60’s — never liked the movies – so I am right there with you on that). Still have my boxed set of the Lord of the Rings my parents gave me back in the 70’s. Once a nerd, always a nerd, and I’m okay with that. Love the post and stories about Little Man. He sounds like quite a character.


    • Anxious Mom says:

      They watch Star Trek: The Next Generation on Netflix all the time! That’s cool, I have some serious love for LOTR (action figures, Sting replica, tattoos). My husband bought me a collector’s edition of The Hobbit for my birthday one year, would love to get a first edition one day.

      I’m glad you enjoy – he certainly provides for the writing material ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. We are totally in the nerd club. Our 7 year old can’t wait until he’s in 3rd grade next year so he can participate in the science fair. He checked out a science fair book from the library just last week. I might be partly (mostly?) responsible.

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