First off, if you haven't yet watched this video, you should:
Wil Wheaton gives advice to a little girl on why it's awesome to be a nerd. He really is quite an inspirational man and gives a fantastic message to be yourself. Being a parent to a young boy with a potential geeky future, this is a message that sings deep in my heart. I desperately want for him to just be who he is, no matter who that is. His adorable 4-year-old self is so passionate and crazy when it comes to anything that he is interested in, whether it is horses, motorcycles, or dinosaurs. I would hate for anyone to ever make him feel self-conscious about that. My goal is to foster that passion in him. I am proud of my geeky little boy. My goal is to just love and support him in any way I can. I think that is one of the most important things a parent can do.
My dream for him is the same dream that any parent should have for their child....I want him to be happy, healthy, and in love with life. Outside of that, the possibilities are endless.