You are a geek liaison, which means you go both ways. You can hang out with normal people or you can hang out with geeks which means you often have geeks as friends and/or have a job where you have to mediate between geeks and normal people. This is an important role and one of which you should be proud. In fact, you can make a good deal of money as a translator.
Normal: Tell our geek we need him to work this weekend.
You [to Geek]: We need more than that, Scotty. You'll have to stay until you can squeeze more outta them engines!
Geek [to You]: I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain, but we need more dilithium crystals!
You [to Normal]: He wants to know if he gets overtime.
Today was Day Three of Nicholas playing in his room in lieu of napping, while I tried to ignore his soft chattering and occasional thumps and bumps, and take a nap of my own -- alas, unsuccessfully. I shut his door at 12:45 and shut my own bedroom door as well, but by 2:15 I hadn't got any sleep, and he was asking to use the potty. So I gave up and let him out.
I suppose I should be grateful that he's willing to stay in his room without complaint for as long as an hour and a half -- if I can't sleep, I can at least get some quiet time to myself. And today he wasn't grumpy or miserable, so perhaps the break did him some good after all.