What can I say? My teen boys are proud geeks. Lord knows I’ve wandered through enough episodes of Stargate to prove that. I have no one to blame but myself (well, maybe their father) – I bought them their first light sabers.
The other day, Sean started talking about atoms and how if you took all the atoms in the universe, they’d fit into a coffee mug or something relatively small like that, as atoms are made up of tiny particles…or something like that…I don’t know, I began to go cross-eyed at the science talk, which lead me to interrupt with…
“Sean, you know “The Big Bang Theory”?”
Tonight is the whole SuperMoon night. I mentioned it to the boys, and we wandered outside to catch a glimpse of this phenomenon while I made cracks about how it better be wearing a cape.
Boy 1 – “it’s behind a cloud.”
Mom – “yes, because it’s changing into its cape.”
Boy 1 – “Now would be a bad time for a villain to have a laser on the moon.”
Boy 2 arrives on the scene – “There is a scientific name for this…”
Mom – “SuperMoon?”
Boy 2 – “No…”
Boy 1 – “Don’t bother cracking jokes about villains with lasers, I’ve already done it.”
Boy 2 – “Hey, that cloud looks like the Enterprise.”
Boy 1 – “which one?”
Mom – “There is so much geekery in this conversation.”
And no, we couldn’t get a picture of the starship cloud, the wind blew it apart before the boy could get his cell phone out to take a picture of it.