Sunday, August 4, 2013

What does it mean to be a nerd Father

Dads come in all shapes and sizes and we are all good at different things. Some Dads hunt and fish, some are rabid sports fans and some, like myself, are tech nerds.   I have never been a huge sports fan and while hunting and fishing seems cool it's just "not my bag baby".   However, give me a laptop or iPad, and I am in my domain.   Don't get me wrong, you can be a nerd Dad and still be a sports/statitistics nerd or nerd out on gadgets for hunting/Fishing/camping, but being a nerd means your are off the beaten path, and that your thought patterns generally diverge from the average dude.

Nerd dads become passionate/obsessive about tech,math,science, etc., and these topics are not generally understood and set us apart from the mainstream. While these qualities are what makes us super nerds, they can often make us loose sight of our wives and kids.

I think the nerd Dad can be the perfect Dad he just has to include his kids in his passions and respect the passions of his kids as well.  

Wanna be Maker
Software Nerd
Table Games
Cord Cutter - only partially today
And what list of nerd Dadtopics would be complete with the Awesomeness of
Minecraft