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Is it wrong for a 40-year-old man to coach his son to give him credit for the show and tell idea that his 4-year-old son took to preschool? Yes…yes it is, Mr. Jenners.
Should I feel like a bad parent that my 4-year-old son wanted to look at the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue while we were waiting in the check-out line at the grocery store? I offered him People, In Style and other lifestyle magazines, but he was having none of it. He wanted that swimsuit issue. His dad was kind of proud. I was kind of embarrassed. He kept making comments like “This lady has big boobies, Mommy.” “I can see that lady’s booby crack.” “This lady looks naked, Mommy.” Yes…my son, she does. Now shush before the lady wearing the big cross standing behind us starts giving me the stink eye.
On a related note, as I was typing this post the Little One was paging through my copy of Us Weekly and kept saying “oooooh” and “aaaaaah.” I asked him what he was looking at that he liked so much. He said “There are some really pretty girls in this book, Mommy.” The “pretty” girls included Kim Kardashian in a cutout swimsuit and Paris Hilton (gag!) in a teensy little dress. His dad should feel proud as I guess we’re raising a hot-blooded American male here … those long lingering hugs with his friend Mark at school are not nearly as worrisome now. (Just want to say, I would support any lifestyle he chooses … I just want things to be a little easier on him, if possible. And why do I feel like I need to say this?)
What is the difference between a nerd, geek and dork? Geek definitely seems like it is computer or technology related. But what about nerd and dork? Mr. Jenners says nerd implies some kind of intelligence and dorks are more clumsy and goofy. He felt strongly that my Evolution of a Nerd post should have been called Evolution of a Dork.