This is me and my nephew, Shane. I am explaining Batman’s relationship to the Joker, like you do with a four month-old.
Last year, when my sister told me Shane would be joining Team Humans sometime in July, I went a little nuts at ThinkGeek and bought him some baby clothes. I said, “My brother in law is awesome, even though he’s Dallas Cowboys SuperFan Number One Top Guy Forever™. I know that my nephew (who I suggested should be named Batman, but will probably end up with a muggle name that’s more socially appropriate) will get plenty of sportsball in his life, so it has fallen to me, his favorite uncle Wil, to share with him The Way of the Geek.”
I’m not going to lie, Marge, I’m pretty proud of the Level One Human (Multi-Class: Geek and Undefined) things I got him … but none of them are nearly as awesome and amazing as the sweater I got him for Christmas:
Last week, when my sister sent me the following picture with the note: We are explaining our family history to Shane, and he’s inspired by his uncle…
…I knew I was doing my job as Uncle-Who-Teaches-Shane-The-Way-Of-The-Geek.
Before we know it, he’ll be ready for Baby’s First Nanites!