As I washed the dinner dishes, The Girl was explaining to me that I was a geek, but her mother was not. To illustrate this point, the girl spent a couple of minutes with Post-it notes and pens constructing the bar graphs at right. On the first chart, we see that my 'Geekness' bar (representing my traditional geek qualities) extends for 20 units, while The Wife's bar extends only to 18. On the other hand, TW reached 15 units of traditional Parent qualities, while I read only about 14. Therefore, I'm more geeky, she's more... 'parenty'.
Of course, the clearest thing represented by these charts is that my third-grade daughter is destined to be a bigger geek than either her mother or I will ever be! Bar charts, indeed!