A real good artist is basically a grown-up kid, who never kills the kid. What we call being an adult is basically about killing the kid. People think you have to forget about the kid to become an adult and deal with grown-up problems. But, that's bullshit. We are still kids. It's the same, you just grow up. You're a kid with more experience.
Kid 1: *examining my gorgeous strawberry and blueberry pies*: Wow, Mom, your pies don't look awful this time. Me (Ilona): ... ~A little later~ Kid 2: *wandering into the kitchen* Kid 1: Hey, you've got to see these pies. *opening the stove* Kid 2: Wow. They are not ugly this time. Kid 1: I know, right?
Kid 1: examining my gorgeous strawberry and blueberry pies: Wow, Mom, your pies don't look awful this time. Me (Ilona):... ~A little later~ Kid 2: wandering into the kitchen Kid 1: Hey, you've got to see these pies. opening the stove Kid 2: Wow. They are not ugly this time. Kid 1: I know, right?
NOW, KID, YOU DID SURPRISE ME THOUGH I KNOW THE FACTS OF LIFE WOW, KID, IT TERRIFIES ME JUST TO SAY "MY PREGNANT WIFE" 'CUZ KID, I GOTTA TELL YA I'M NOT READY, NOT A BIT THERE'S THIS MACHO ACT I'LL SELL YA, WHILE INSIDE I LOSE MY SHIT IT'S NOT THAT I DON'T WANT YOU 'CUZ I DO, DESPITE MY FEARS BUT KID, IS IT TRUE YOU'LL STICK AROUND FOR EIGHTEEN YEARS?
You have kids growing up in some of the worst circumstances financially, living in some of the worst ghettos, and they succeed. They succeed because an adult figure, typically a mother, maybe a grandmother, nourishes the kid, supports the kid, protects the kid, encourages the kid to succeed. It's as if the environment never happened.
I'd like to have a kid, and I'd like to be driving around. I know a kid is going to be a big part of my life. I can trust my kid. I know my kid would be in the backseat of my car, and when I say You wanna get some ice-cream? he's going to be happy. My brother has kids. I see that trick work, the ice cream trick.
HEY, KID, WE'RE SO EXCITED JUST TO KNOW YOU'LL SOON BE HERE SAY, KID, WE'RE BOTH DELIGHTED THOUGH THAT MAY NOT SEEM SO CLEAR BUT I DID MY OBI ROTATION SO I KNOW THE IN'S AND OUT'S AND YOU'RE AN ACT OF GOD'S CREATION SO I'M FINE WITH ALL THE DOUBT I'M A DOCTOR AND A SOILDER I'VE BEEN SHELLED AND UNDER FIRE BUT KID, IF I SAY THAT YOU DON'T SCARE ME, I'M A LIA
Well, I was always really mature for my age. I'm an above-age reader. I'm not trying to come off like, 'I have a high IQ number. My parents gave me the test.' That's the way I was, I guess. I am still a kid. I love doing kid activities. I'm such a kid, but when I'm on set, I do like to be professional.
The normal kid can differentiate between various aspects of life, but a kid with dyslexia has to connect all those dots, and they have to link it like a chain. Teachers can't incorporate that. They don't have time; it's not their fault. They don't have the resources to give personal attention to each kid in the classroom.
Everything about 'Adventure Time' is the purest form of kid's play. A kid does not live in the Land of Ooo. That is one of the wonderful things about the show; it doesn't pretend to be real. That was the great thing about 'Pee Wee's Playhouse'; it existed in a world completely outside any reality a kid recognized.
I don't think my dad really knew what to do with me, as a daughter. He treated me like a boy; my brother and I were treated the same. He didn't do kid stuff. There were no kid's menus; you weren't allowed to order off the kid's menu at dinner - we had to try something from the adult menu.
So when it came to making the movie I guess I had a really good sense innately of what it was that makes Halloween really great. In that it is a holiday for everybody now. When I was a kid I felt like it was mostly for kids, maybe that's just the way it always is when you're a kid, but I think now more than ever it's for grown ups too. When I was a kid I don't think there were quite as many sexy adult costumes and we definitely didn't have all these Spirit Halloween stores that pop up every October.
I think it's important that kids see another kid - Coraline - who doesn't have guns, she doesn't have super-powers, she's not a super-genius. To see a pretty normal kid - I mean, she's probably a little more curious, a little more stubborn, but she's a real kid - go up against something that's truly dark and evil and powerful. And she does win.
You can sit down with your child and prompt him to show you something - perhaps how to play a game [on the computer]. By learning a game, you're getting close to the kid and gaining insight into ways of learning. The kid can see this happening and feels respected, so it fosters the relationship between you and the kid.
The minute I sit down and think 'Okay, this must be KID SAFE!' my Muse develops Tourrette's and goes to lunch with Clive Barker, and my mind plunges into the gutter and I draw an appalling blank on anything that is not violent, gory, profanity laden, or depraved. So I think the only way I can ever do kid's books if I plan not to do kid's books. If that makes any sense.
I FEEL LIKE YELLING- RING THE BELL AND BANG THE DRUM SAY, KID, THERE'S JUST NO TELLING ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU'LL BECOME AND I THINK WE'LL HAVE SOME FUN HERE YOUR MOM, AND YOU AND ME BEFORE YOUR TIME IS DONE HERE KID OF MINE, I HOPE YOU'LL SEE THAT THIS LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT IT'S CLICHE, WHICH MEANS IT'S TRUE AND KID, IT MAKES MY LIFE TO KNOW I HELPED MAKE YOU
The cliche of the nerdy kid who doesn't go outside and just plays games is completely untrue. And it's also true for the nerdy kid who studies comic books and turns into this genius, and it is also true for the nerdy kid who listens to every nerdy thing that Led Zeppelin put out. That kind of obsession in a 16-year-old is not ugly. It's beautiful.
Freddie Freeman led all Braves' starters with a (.282) batting average in 2011. Not bad for a rookie. Then again, this is the kid who hit his first big league bomb against none other than Roy Halladay ... the same kid whose leather at first is so flashy than at times it's hard to decide which to be more excited about, his bat or his glove, the same kid who joined teammate Dan Uggla with concurrent 20-game hitting streaks in 2011-a first in modern era Braves' history-and the same kid who won NL Rookie of the Month honors in July after hitting.362 with six homers, 17 runs, and 18 RBIs.