Growing up I never noticed how geeky my Mother was. Yes, she loves chemistry. Yes, she worked at the library. Yes, she introduced me to Edward Gorey  but I discounted all of that. This Thanksgiving was an eye opener for some reason. I had a moment where suddenly I saw my Mother in a different light.

My Mother loves the Avengers.

The Avengers

The Avengers

My parent brought two movies with them to Thanksgiving, The Big Sleep and Thor. Even though I suggested Moonrise Kingdom, we wound up watching Thor. They had just seen Thor:The Dark World and we had been discussing how unlikable Jane was in the new movie. It was like day and night for them as well. Her character wasn’t very interesting in the new movie. See my post about Thor: The Dark World

I was in the kitchen making latke’s and working on dinner. While I was cooking they were watching Thor and my Mother was REALLY INTO IT. She was not watching it just for the rock hard abs on all the men but for the Shakespearian acting that was crafted into the first Thor movie. Also, part of the reason I was disappointed in The Dark World. I thought it was going to be like the Ring Cycle but it had some elements and then fell flat for the rest. Sorry, I digress.

My adorable parents

My adorable parents

I should have seen the signs. My Mother loves Big Bang Theory and St. Trinnian’s. She’s a huge geek and raised two comic book geeks without blinking an eye!

After Thor we threw out a bunch of different movies but my Mom wanted to watch… wait for it!

Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger

They had watched the Avengers movies and Iron Man. Even my Mother says the second Iron Man movie isn’t very good and you lose nothing by not watching it. She LOVED the Captain America Movie. Both my parents did and they had the same gripe I did… there wasn’t enough fighting NAZI’s!

I realized that I love my Mom but I wasn’t really seeing her for what she really is… she’s not just my Mother. She’s the Mother of all Geeks. She’s the Mother of ME and I am super geeky because of her and her love. Maybe I couldn’t see it because I am more into DC comics and indie comics. Maybe I was in denial… ah whatever. She loves Marvel! I’m so happy I can share my geekdom with her.

Thank’s Mom. xoxo

I’m still trying to get her to come to the Hobbit this weekend but when Captain America 2 comes out… I’m taking her with me.

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