The Effects of Geekiness in Children

I am terribly sorry to be MIA for the past few weeks.  Two Thursdays ago I had a most wonderful blog written all about siblings and whatnot… and my darling, beloved computer deleted it. And then the following week I was in Disneyland on vacation.  So here I am again.  Writing about something that excites me. And no, this is not The Lost Blog.  That one will have to wait until another time.

We just got back from Disneyland.  It’s the first vacation we’ve ever taken as a family that didn’t involve camping or visiting my parents.  And actually, my parents met us in the park one day, so I can’t even say that.  Let’s just say it was the first vacation in a LONG time.

I highly recommend EVERYONE to go to Disneyland.  Here are some highlights:

And now we can move on to today’s topic: How Nerdy is the Cortez Family!

I have to admit, we are a pretty geeky family.  We love all things related to comic books, superheros, video games, Harry Potter and British television.  Please keep these things in mind while I tell you the following story…

My daughter is 4.  I’m not sure if it’s an age thing, or if it’s just bred in girls, but Selina likes to pretend that she has a boyfriend.  Usually the boyfriend switches between a couple of boys from church.  It’s harmless. And just a little bit cute.

So I was not surprised when, while we were driving to Papa’s house a few weeks ago, my darling little girl pipes up from the back of the car “Mommy, I’m waiting for my boyfriend to call.”

To which I reply “Oh really? What is your boyfriend’s name?” I was completely poleaxed by the answer.

“The Revengers… All of them.  The Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Loki, Black Widow, and Wolverine.”  At least she’s not picky… boy, girl, good guy or bad guy.

At this point I should explain that is what she calls The Avengers, which she had very recently watched with Daddy.  And then she found a little cartoon on Netflix about them (which is where she got the Wolverine bit).  Talk about Revenger overload.

But nothing, and I literally mean nothing, could have prepared me for the next sentence that came out of her mouth…

“Except for Iron Man.  He’s my husband and he gets jealous of the rest of the Revengers so he took my phone away so they can’t call.”
Her imagination never ceases to amaze me.

Then, to top it all off, a couple hours later she tells me “I was just pretending that Iron Man is my husband.  I’m really waiting for The Doctor.”


And my geeky heart melted as I pulled her into a hug and said “Me too.”


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3 responses to “The Effects of Geekiness in Children

  1. Danielle Granil

    So adorable!!

  2. This is adorable. I won’t tell Jakey. He’d be jealous.

  3. “I’m really waiting for The Doctor.” Awww! Love that sentence! 🙂

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