Item of Proof #1
A “conversation” overheard between C-Man (31) and Boy Detective (11 mos.):
C-Man: Which direction do you go?
Boy Detective: North. (pause) Dad, that’s not north.
C-Man: Sorry. You approach a strange metal basin with a sponge, a fork, and a faucet. What do you do? (pause) Oh, you drop the shirt? OK, the shirt is on the ground. What do you do?
Yes, he’s pretending they’re in a text-based computer game circa the 1970s.
Item of Proof #2
The Japanese arcade cabinet that is currently immobilizing my guest room. You knew there was a trade-off made for me going to BlogHer, right?
Item of Proof #3
He is going to Dallas on Saturday for the World Cyber Games regional Virtua Fighter tournament. As an invited player. OK, an alternate. But still. What a geek.
I swear, none of this had gotten so out of hand when I met him.