Friday, October 2, 2015

Regular Moms vs. Geek Moms

At first, I thought I couldn't write this column because I don't know any regular moms.  All the moms I know geek out over something, the question is what?  Be it academics, band, athletics, or actual geeky stuff, every mom I know, obsesses. What's more, every mom I know, wants to pass that love for whatever it is they love, to their children.

I'm not saying I've done all of these, but  I am saying, if left to my own devices, I probably would....

Reg Mom: Reads first Harry Potter with kids.
Geek Mom: Reads all 7 to kids, but each only after she's read them first. 

Reg Mom: buys or makes costumes for Halloween. 

Geek Mom: Suggests theme, like Dr. Who, and dresses as a weeping angel herself. 

Reg Mom: Takes kids to the Avengers The Age of Ultron.
Geek Mom: Pulls out comic book collection for kids to get prepped ahead of time, so as to lead discussion on the changes in the Marvel universe.

Reg Mom: Might be able to name 3 to 12 Pokemon from the original series. Pikachu, Meowth, Mr. Mime...

Geek Mom: Owns Pokemon Omega Ruby and trash talks about it in the parking lot.

Reg Mom: Watched J.J. Abrams reboot of Star Trek and Into Darkness
Geek Mom: Watched all the original, Enterprise, TNG, Deep Space Nine and Voyager, plus the thirteen movies and Trekies, went to the Star Trek Hilton and owns at least two signed pieces of Star Trek memorabilia.

Reg Mom: What's Manga? 

Geek Mom: Buys tickets for Comicon, Otocon and Awesom Con and cosplays as Eren Yeager from Attack on Titan.

Reg Mom: Watches Big Bang Theory.
Geek Mom: Plays Klingon Boggle with her kids because she watched Big Bang Theory.

Reg Mom: Buys kids legos. 
Geek Mom: Helps kids assemble scenes from the Lego Movie.

Reg Mom: Introduces kids to My Little Pony.
Geek Mom: Introduces kids to The Last Unicorn.

Reg Mom: Takes kids to the book store.
Geek Mom: Takes kids to the book store for the magic tournament so she can show off her new Chandra Plains Walker Flaming Death from all sides deck.   

Now that I've explained the difference, I have to go ferret out my Magic deck, my sons and daughters await their trouncing for this Friday night.  


Barb Szyszkiewicz said...

TOO funny! Do I qualify as a Gook Mom? My youngest bought me a stuffed Togepi at a video-game con. For Mother's Day. With his own money.

LarryD said...

I gotta step in here and add something.

You're not really a Geek Mom until you play D&D in full regalia, and make your kids roll a d20 to see who gets to choose the first donut. Just sayin'...

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