This is our last show for 2009. We wanted to share some reflections on our first year as parents, offer up some holiday greetings, and give our take on whether Christmas is a cause of or the cure to Adultitis.
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What do you think about this week’s show? Do you think Christmas is a cause or a cure for Adultitis? We’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below or in the video itself by clicking the little plus sign in the player. Got photos or videos? Send ’em to email@example.com
- Check out Lucy’s first appearance on the show, way back in episode #3!
- Pick up your own copy of There’s An Adult in My Soup. It’s Lucy approved and it makes a great gift, too!
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Wow – just checked out Lucy Ruth’s debut in episode #3! She’s definitely gotten big! I love how she wants to be part of things – that natural curiosity of children. Enjoy your Christmas with each other! I will be heading home to Missouri – my mother’s birthday is Christmas Eve and we have a special cake planned for her. Drive safe!
Wow, your mom shares a birthday with some pretty heady company :)
Laura Hegfield says
Thanks Kim, Jason and Lucy for reminding us all that we always have a choice as to which pair of glasses we are going to wear when looking at our lives…I know I have written some warnings about raising daughters (mine both officially being teens now! WOW…talk about flying by!)…but as you say the kids can be the curse or the cure…my girls drive me crazy with not helping around the house more, homework battles, fashion battles, not gonna eat that battles, I’m not ready for bed battles (a lot of battles…starting to visualize Fox in Sox…Sir… AND my girls remind me to be goofy…to look at the world from their perspective…to sing loudly in the car with the music blaring…to take extremely long showers/baths…to cry when life isn’t fair…to giggle for no good reason, just because.
It’s always a matter of rediscovering where the balance point lies…because it is constantly shifting…and this is good…it really is…because as the kids grow so do we…and I don’t think growing means we are suffering from adultitis…it is when we stop growing and get stuck that it sets in…don’t you think?
blessings for a joyous holiday,
Yep, just because we automatically have to have Adultitis just because we turn into adults. A friend of mine once said that a grown-up is someone who’s done growing. I like that. Of course, he was referring not to our biological growth, but our intellectual and spiritual growth. In my opinion, if we can manage to see life through the eyes of a child as long as we live, we’ll end up just fine.
Thank YOU! You guys rock! But you knew that. :-)
I like to say “Season’s Greetings” at random times of the year. It’s so generic that it could apply in the summer…or the spring…or the fall…or the winter… (Actually, that might be a good way for people to escape adulthood…)
Sure, Lucy’s been to a bunch of states, but has she been to Hong Kong? I flew to Hong Kong when I was a few months old. I think I’ve got her beat. :-)
…and now I have a song from Shrek: The Musical going through my head. (“I think I got you beat, I think I got you beat, I think I got you beat! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!…”) :-)
Oh yeah, forgot to mention…before you know it she’ll be asking for the keys to the car…
And driving to Hong Kong. Oh wait…
Hi Kim and Jason:
Nice video…what you shared was so interesting. On one hand, kids can cure adultitis; on the other, they cause it. But you are right about the attitude that you bring to it. I know from hanging with my friends’ kids and playing with them that I feel so much younger afterward. Thanks for all of the your wisdom and entertainment this year and best wishes for a Merry Christmas!
Ok, so this reply is coming a little late since I took the last two weeks off and pretty much enjoyed a “tech sabbatical.”
I hope you had an awesome Christmas and New Years. Ours was great. Lucy was up and walking around and able to enjoy some of the toys from Santa. Having her has definitely decreased my Adultitis levels!
You guys are sweet-awesome (and that’s not a term used lightly around here).
Merry Christmas to you guys.
Children open up a world of humor that I didn’t even know existed before I had kids. We laugh so much at the things our little ones say and do. I just can’t imagine how anybody could think kids cause adultitis.
Oh, and thanks of the groovy ginger bread man cookie cutters. Kait made some peanut butter cookies and modified the recipe to use the cutters and the little guys were so funny.
Have a happy week and we’ll talk to you Jan. 7th!
Peanut butter gingerbread men? Nice. Glad you enjoyed the cutters and the frivolity we’ve tried to provide.
The last two Christmases with Lucy have probably been the best ever for me. I can’t even imagine when she starts talking and asking questions. Just her little facial expressions crack me up now!
Meeting the Culbertson clan has been one of the coolest connections the Internet has provided us. You guys absolutely rock as a family. Looking forward to having you join us on the 7th!