You can be a nerd without playing Pokemon

My son loves Pokémon! I mean he REALLY loves Pokémon. He is also a gifted child. He says so many wise things, really all kids give small pearls of wisdom. (I just like to mention I have a REALLY smart couple of kids!!!) But in this instance on the way to his latest Pokémon tournament he said, “Daddy, everybody is a nerd.” With my Cliff Huxtable hat on, I asked him why. I wanted to know what would make a 9 year old say something like that. I didn’t want to have the bully talk; I really didn’t want to have that talk. His answer was something that will stay with me for the rest of my life, and hopefully it will stay with you. “Everybody is a nerd, because everyone knows a lot about something. My friends think I don’t know what I’m talking about, but I’m proud to be a nerd. And they should be too. “.

I couldn’t say a word. And I had to share that sweet moment of silence with you. Be a nerd.



BTW, he won a battle.  He told me he’s gonna win more.

IMG_1861Everybody is a nerd. They even get to eat special candy.