Jun 14, 201210:02 AMChina Mom
My child is a nerd
I give up. Even though she’s only six, I have to admit it: my daughter is a nerd. I’ve tried to raise a cool kid, but she just refuses to follow my teachings.
Case in point: she loves to read and most of the time has her nose in a book. She has become quite adept at walking down the stairs while reading – despite our warnings that she might fall. She’s been known to walk from her room to the car without taking her eyes off of her book.
Once in the car, she refuses to listen to the radio and if I have it on will often ask me to turn it of or down. The only time she said, “Ohmygosh! I love this song! Turn it up!” was when Ke$ha came on but she said it while, yes, reading a book in the backseat. Ke$ha? Really?
Exhibit B: Her favorite TV show is Cupcake Wars. That’s right – the cupcake competition show. And she can even tell you what she would bake as her signature cupcake if she were to compete on the show. Her next favorite show really isn’t a show, it’s a genre: wildlife documentaries. Over Memorial Day weekend, we watched documentaries on tigers and dolphins. I learned a lot.
The coup de grace came this past weekend when she wanted to write a cinquain poem. I didn’t even know what that was, but she read about it in a book and wanted to try her hand at it. Much like the dolphin documentary, I learned something last weekend.
So maybe it’s good my daughter is a bit of a nerd. As long as she doesn’t fall down the stairs, I may keep learning things.