Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I may be raising a nerd...


...but I'm ok with that. He's already way smarter than me. I come home and find stuff like this on a regular basis. Little test tubes filled with who knows what. I don't even like to ask what may be in them. I'm constantly out of cornstarch because he makes experiments with it. He blew a fuse in his room last year because he wanted to try and make his own lightbulb and plug it into an outlet. I always sanitize my tweezers before using because I don't know what insects he's been inspecting with them. The internet history on our computer has interesting searches for things like inertia, surface tension, and nuclear fission. What the heck is this kid going to brew up? I don't know what most of that stuff even is, but I don't want to ask him because he might figure out he's smarter than his old mom. When he talks about sciencey type stuff, I just nod my head like I know what he' s talking about. I'm not sure where this kid got his brains, but I know at 13 I wasn't trying to make my own lava lamp, I was prank calling boys with my friend Mindy.

5 comments:

snakeriverwalton said...

Maybe he'll invent something and get rich and you'll be set for life- rich guys always take care of their moms!

The Ravsten's said...

My mom always told me to marry a nerd! She said that the rule the earth! It's true, cuz I married one...on a different nerd level than your son, but it's great. What a smarty pants! Happy New Year Gail.

Chris & Chelsea Lewis said...

I love it. I agree. Let him be a nerd, he'll get a nerdy job that pays alot of money. :) And he might marry a nerdy wife, cause nerds attract nerds right? But then if he does, his nerdy wife may make alot of money too! Then you'll be really set!

Adrian said...

I dont think nerds can be good looking. And, he's too handsome to ever be labeled as a nerd. So, he's gonna make money and be good looking. That much more for a mom to worry about than nerdiness!!!

Susan said...

What a smarty-farty! I don't even know how to pronounce words like "inertia" etc. What the heck? You better keep him around. :)