A to Z Challenge 2013

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A To Z - Kids And Kontests

It is immediately obvious what belongs in my K post - Kids.  First of all, my kids are the most important thing in my life (aside from my wife, of course.  Love you hon).  But this post has to be about kids because I think kids are awesome.  Kids are what we all should be all the time.  They are curious, they have questions, they believe in Santa, and they love to play.  Kids are founts of possibility.  These are generalizations, but I truly believe that all these qualities exists in all kids.  The ones that grow up to be lunkheads probably had lunkheads for parents (another rant I'll save for the P post LOL).

Kids are awesome.  They laugh, they run around, they want to learn everything (until they become teenagers, this is).  They believe that things are possible, that somehow we can build something to fix a given problem.  Kids have potential, sometimes untapped but there nonetheless.  And if you tell a kid they can do something and support them in it, they will work their butts off to make it happen.

So right about now I can hear the objections.  Yes, I understand that not all kids are like this, that many kids do not grow up with these same qualities.  I don't consider that a fault of the kids.  As far as I'm concerned, kids are like little sponges.  They will suck in anything given to them.  And if that's good stuff, the kid will grow up to be an awesome adult.  If they don't get good stuff...well, refer to my short comment about parents.

Before I sign off, I want to mention a couple Kontests.  Yes, I'm using a K on purpose.  Just ignore the lack of spelling for the moment.  Usually I'm a stickler, but this is a K day.  If you haven't signed up for my 200 Followers contest, get over there asap.  I've tried not to plague everyone with constant reminders, but I don't want anyone to miss out either.  The Kontest ends midnight (MST) on Saturday, so don't wait too long.

There's another Kontest going on though.  Cheree Smith is holding a Kontest for 300 Followers (way to go, Cheree).  She's a fellow A To Z'er, and the prize she's offering is also really cool.  Head on over to her blog to get the details.

For those of you who have kids, do you agree or disagree with me?  For those of you who don't, sorry but your opinion doesn't count LOL.  Oh okay, you can have an opinion.  I'll even let you yell it at me in the comments :)


Ciara said...

I was told my son would never talk. I didn't give up and now he is reading. I believe every kid can surprise us with their hidden talents and abilities. You never know what they can do. That's why they are so awesome. :)

I'm a new follower from the A-Z challenge. :)

Joanne said...

I am a big kid at heart. It makes me happy and my kids think I am a funny Mom. Great post. Blessings, Joanne

Anonymous said...

LOL, Love the pic!!!!

I consider my house to be my kid...lots of renovations happening, haha!

Eric said...

Ciara - Welcome to Da Muse! That's awesome that you were able to help your son that way. You are right though, that kids have amazing abilities just waiting to be tapped into.

Joanne - That's awesome, I'm a big kid too. Thanks for stopping by.

LB - Heh heh, I thought the pic was appropriate. I like doing stuff on the house too, but it does get expensive.