The other day, Ellie was recounting a story about how one of the girls in her class was talking smack about one of their male classmates, who is crazy smart, reading at a grade 7 level, and Ellie's classmate called him a NERD.
I said, "That's not very nice - the poor kid. What IS a nerd, anyway, Ellie? Do you think he's a nerd?"
Well, Ellie replied, he's probably a nerd.
Gary pulled Ellie in and said, "Ellie, guess what.... YOU'RE a nerd."
"Your mother's a nerd, I'm a nerd, YOU are a NERD, Brad is a nerd, and Kate is probably going to be a nerd (although, she might be a female wrestler - the jury is still out...)
"Nerds love books. You are a nerd."
I told Ellie, nerds can also be funny and wear pretty clothes. So, now she's a proud nerd.
"Guess what Mommy.... I'm a nerd!"