Have I Created a Nerd?

It is my fault. I shared my love of online role-playing games with my eight year-old son and allowed him to partake in the World of Warcraft experience. We had been away from playing such games for six months or so because the baby was here, but now with the help of naps and early bedtimes, the beast has been unleashed and we are back to slaying boars and casting spells. I thought everything was okay until I asked my son to get off the computer for the night and brush his teeth.


“It’s time to log off and brush your teeth.”


“But Moooooommmmm…I was just on my way to the forge to smelt!”


My husband and I looked at each other and he said, “We have created a nerd.”