Part I…because I’m sure I’ll have more tips to offer as we get further down this nerd-dom road.

Step 1:  Marry and reproduce with a fellow geek.

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Step 2:  Introduce technology upon birth.


Step 3:  Create subtle geek associations in your child’s brain by comparing them to characters from your favorite movies.









Step 4:  Read, read, read!  (Then, contemplate taking your 4 year old to the midnight showing of the Hobbit next week.)


Step 5:  Tell your children that public school is the devil and homeschooling is the only way you’ll get to heaven.


Step 6:  Subject them to hours and hours and hours of musical theater.





Step 7:  Sit back and reap the rewards of your hard work.

(The “Rancor” is also known as the “Monster one” or for the simple minded – “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.”)

QUESTION:  Would you label yourself as a “geek”?  Is it just me or has this connotation only gotten sexier?!?!


  1. Sarah @ RunSingTeach says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! I hope someday to have fabulous geeky children too. (The boyfriend plays the clarinet and I’m a teacher, I think we have a good start.) I plan to indoctrinate my kids on The West Wing and Bourne movies at birth….

  2. Birdie says:

    Ah, I can relate! My kids are grown and nearly grown (just one at home left, 15…) and they are all geeks! I read the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings to them when they were wee folk, and we watched endless Star Trek. My 17 year old is now a freshman studying astrophysics at a great university (now THAT is geeky! Ha!) and my youngest is at a media arts high school developing his modeling and animation talents. Geeks rule! Love your costumes – you have a darling family.

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