Mama Diaries

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Geek vs. Nerd

First of all, I'd like to thank all of you who visited my blog for the blog hop and giveaway.  You guys are awesome!  I wish I had a gift card for everyone who commented, but I don't.  I only have three.  (Maybe I'll have a stack of fifty for next time!)  

 Here are the winners (my kids drew the lucky names) :    

Alex Cavanaugh


Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies


Now for the story.

"Mom," my eleven-year-old daughter said.  "What's the difference between a geek and a nerd?"

I knew this was going to be an interesting conversation.  "I don't know," I said.  "I thought they were the same thing."

"No, Mom," she insisted, "there's a difference."

"What's the difference?" I asked.

"Geeks wear weird clothes and they're only into one thing.  Nerds are the brainy people with glasses and braces."


She continued.  "Mom, what are you, a geek or a nerd?"

"Neither," I said. 

"I think you're a nerd."

"Why do you think that?" I asked.

"Because you're freakishly smart....and you smile too much."

"What?"  I couldn't believe she had just said that.

"Yeah.  That's weird, Mom!"

I busted up, laughing.

"See, Mom.  You're doing it, again."

"Sorry," I said.  "I'll try to frown more!"

So, ladies and gentleman,  what do you think?  Am I a geek or a nerd?


  1. Hmmm the cat will take the fifth, hopefully that works for Canadians too haha

    1. LOL! Smart cat! Yes, I think the fifth works for Canadians,too!

  2. Oh my goodness the things kids say! Congrats to the winners of the giveaway :)

  3. Congratulations to the winners! Out of the mouth babes- comes the truth!


  4. lol at being weird for smiling too much ;)

    Congrats to the winners!!!

    1. Can you believe it? What's so bad about smiling too much? ;)

  5. Oh my I LOVE this story!! So very precious!

  6. I didn't know the difference between geeks and nerds either. Haha..cheers to smiling too much. Someone told me the same thing back in school. Congrats to the winners.

  7. Enjoy your children, they're precious!
    I'm taking the fifth too! Eh?
    Congrats to the three winners!

  8. CONGRATS to the gift card winners!