Just recently my town remembered it was winter, and the boys and I raced to throw on our favorite winter shirts. Tornado A’s happens to be a shirt with a ruler with black-rim glasses. It reads, “Nerds Rule!” Between the Star Wars, dragons, fairy tales, science experiments, loads of books, and filling their heads with knowledge and questions, I’m raising nerds. But as I have already explained to my boys, “nerds get things done” and “nerds love to learn.”
So one sort-of-cold day, Tornado A pulled out the shirt and shoved it into my hands.
Tornado A: I a baby nerd!
I laughed and helped him into his shirt.
Tornado A: I am a Tornado A Nerd! Tornado E is a Tornado E Nerd! Tornado S is a Tornado S Nerd! I am a baby nerd! And you are a mommy nerd! (He paused and smiled.) And we get things done!
God, I love this kid.
Tornado A: You’re a pretty nerd, mommy!
Yup, he’s my favorite.