Top 10 Ways to Know You’re Married to a GeekDad

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bed-on-stiltsNot all GeekMoms are married to GeekDads. And GeekDad-ism, like many things, exists on a continuum from “enjoyed the first Star Wars movie” to “named his first daughter Leia.” Even though my husband falls somewhere in-between, his latent GeekDad tendencies are obvious. Here’s my Top 10 Ways to Know You’re Married to a GeekDad:

1. You spend your honeymoon at a theme park. (Sadly, Legoland wasn’t built then…)

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2. You never know when you’ll walk into the dining room to find the table covered with a computer broken down into all its component parts.

3. He installs stilts under the legs of your bed so his comic book boxes can fit underneath.

4. He keeps his spare change in a Miss Piggy bank (with a coin slot where her cleavage would be).

5. The ornaments on your Christmas tree consist of Romulan Warbirds, shuttlecraft, and Borg cubes.

6. He asks you to dress up as Catwoman for Halloween. (Sorry, no photo of that one!)

7. He’ll patiently spend an hour building a tower for your four-year-old Superman to break down – and then comfort him when it collapses prematurely.

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8. He spent more for his bicycles (and each of the kids’ bicycles) than for some of the cars you’ve owned.

9. Your kids’ college fund consists of a trunkful of first issues of his favorite comic books.

10. He’ll sit down with the kids and read through the trunkful of first issues, college fund be damned. (Well, maybe not Watchmen #1.)

Miss Piggy Bank image: Muppet Wiki
All other images: Kathy Ceceri

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18 thoughts on “Top 10 Ways to Know You’re Married to a GeekDad

  1. Being Married to a GeekDad is a wonderful thing for many many reasons. But they can also be pretty darn annoying. They are lucky we love them!

  2. Being Married to a GeekDad is a wonderful thing for many many reasons. But they can also be pretty darn annoying. They are lucky we love them!

  3. Hmm–the hubby and I spent our honeymoon at Disneyworld and our xmas tree is mostly full of Star Wars ornaments, but those were my ideas…

  4. Hmm–the hubby and I spent our honeymoon at Disneyworld and our xmas tree is mostly full of Star Wars ornaments, but those were my ideas…

  5. In fact, I do know someone who named his first born child, a daughter, Leia, after the princess. When the second child was found to be a boy, the first thing his wife said was “No, his name will NOT be Luke.” LOL

  6. In fact, I do know someone who named his first born child, a daughter, Leia, after the princess. When the second child was found to be a boy, the first thing his wife said was “No, his name will NOT be Luke.” LOL

  7. I would also suggest:

    He thinks the Lego Millennium Falcon you got him is one of the best presents ever, and spends hours building and rebuilding it (and only reluctantly lets your son play with it).

    You take turns wearing the communal supply of geeky t-shirts.

    Pun wars at the dinner table are a frequent occurrence.

  8. I would also suggest:

    He thinks the Lego Millennium Falcon you got him is one of the best presents ever, and spends hours building and rebuilding it (and only reluctantly lets your son play with it).

    You take turns wearing the communal supply of geeky t-shirts.

    Pun wars at the dinner table are a frequent occurrence.

  9. Also:

    – He’s more excited than your kids are about dressing up for Comic Con (or any other convention where cosplay is popular).

    – He helps the kids do their algebra homework by analogizing it to gambling for latinum in Quark’s Bar.

    – When toys are left strewn around the house, you have to call a family meeting to get them picked up because you’re not sure if they belong to the kids.

  10. Also:

    – He’s more excited than your kids are about dressing up for Comic Con (or any other convention where cosplay is popular).

    – He helps the kids do their algebra homework by analogizing it to gambling for latinum in Quark’s Bar.

    – When toys are left strewn around the house, you have to call a family meeting to get them picked up because you’re not sure if they belong to the kids.

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