So, friends, today I come before you with a confession:
I am a BAD nerd Mom.
Yeah, sure, I cosplay, I listen to Nightvale, and commiserate when BioShock Infinite ends sadly.
But…… (Deep Breath)….
Cosplay daughter has never seen Star Wars. (Or Raiders of the Lost Ark)
HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? you ask. As well you might.
Because, friends, as a true old-school nerd I own the Star Wars boxed set (Episodes IV, V and VI, obviously) Heck, I can QUOTE the entirety of episodes IV-VI.
But I can’t get the girl to sit down and watch.
This is partly my fault- I didn’t start when she was tiny. I didn’t start her early enough to not object.
But now she’s a teenager and far to independent and teenaged to be forced.
But I believe there’s hope. A NEW Hope…..
Because there’s Firefly.
I loves it.
and I was positive that SHE would love it. So I nagged and cajoled her, about a year ago, and succeeded in getting her to sit down and watch…. about ten minutes of the pilot.
But that’s it.
I tell myself that gaming, cosplaying nerds can live long and happy, healthy lives with nothing but Anime and Groot to quote for fun.
I was resigned.
Then, a positive sign! She went away for the weekend to visit grandparents and came back….HAVING WATCHED THE ENTIRE RUN OF FIREFLY.
Now, of course, she’s the biggest Browncoat ever. She’s working through the stages of grief at the cancellation, cutting her apples in half and drawing Kaylee.
I predict Kaylee cosplays in the very near future.
What changed? Who knows? I guess I just can’t push her.
So don’t call DFS quite yet about my nerdmom neglect.
I’m hoping that in a few months she’ll be drawing something else…..
though knowing her, we’ll just as likely be sewing Jedi robes and looking lightsaber tutorials.