The first thing you should know about me is that I am a lifelong nerd. I mean like a fantasy lovin, tabletop game playin, geeky shirt wearin, wand wieldin, nose in a book, and wish I were a Jedi with a TARDIS nerd.
The second thing you should know about me is I am a dad. I have two human (I think?) female offspring ages 4 and 7. I like to think of them as my Padawan nerds or my Nerdettes.
This brings us to why I decided to start this blog. About two months ago, my once stay-at-home with the kids wife started a new job so she could start talking to adults again. Apparently that sort of thing is important. Therefore I was quickly thrust from the role of supporting cast member to “Maximus Parentus” with all of the duties and privileges pursuant thereto. My duties can range from elaborate doll hair designer and fashion show judge to nightly family chef and homework helper.
I’ve learned that 4 year old girls are very opinionated about their fashion and hair choices and that seven year old girls are sneaky with lip gloss. Screaming and crying happens much more often than was ever expected and little girls are immune to all logic. Mr. Spock would go crazy at my house.
I’ve also learned that more than anything my girls simply want to spend time with me. As a natural introvert I’m not 100% comfortable with this idea, but what can you do. Plus it is important to me that my Nerdettes fully experience the geeky side of life.
This blog will chronicle my quest to spend time with my nerdettes while balancing their need to be little girls with my need to not always play dress-up princess teatime. I’ll tell you what activities we try complete with what works and what doesn’t. I’ll review the games we play and the places we go. Maybe I’ll even be able to talk about some grown-up geekiness too.
If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post them to the myriad social networking sites above. I look forward to hearing from you. And remember, real dads (occasionally) have to wear a tiara.